Evan serves as the Director of Scientific Affairs for the Global Center for Medical Innovation (GCMI), a Georgia Tech affiliate. He works with academic faculty to help commercialize their early-stage technology and works with industry partners to expand their academic collaborations. He currently leads program leadership and business development for preclinical testing at GCMI. With over ten years of experience as a Study Director, he has managed hundreds of preclinical research projects for medical device, pharmaceutical and biologics companies of varying complexity ranging from model development and initial prototype testing to GLP safety and efficacy studies in many therapeutic areas. Prior to joining GCMI, he served as a Research Engineer at the UCLA Center for Cerebral Palsy, where he managed a clinical laboratory serving patients with musculoskeletal disorders. Evan holds a BS and MS from the University of Texas at Austin in Mechanical Engineering and an MS and PhD from the University of California, Los Angeles, in Biomedical Engineering.