CO-FOUNDER & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, INHERENT TARGETING
Portland, Oregon, United States
Connor received his Ph.D. in biomedical engineering at Oregon Health & Science University in 2018 as part of Summer Gibbs’ lab, where he worked on the development of novel targeted fluorescent contrast agents for tumor margin detection and nerve detection during fluorescence guided surgery. Since graduating, he has continued working on the clinical translation of several near-infrared nerve-specific fluorophores developed as part of his graduate research and is co-founder and CEO of a startup formed around the technology, Inherent Targeting LLC. As CEO, Connor has grown rapidly as a budding entrepreneur and effective leader of Inherent Targeting, receiving both the judge’s and people’s choice award for best pitch at Oregon Bioscience Association’s 2020 Conference.