Lily Kim PhD

Hertz Fellow: Lily Kim PhD

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Area of Study

Medical Engineering

Fellowship Years

1998 - 2004

Associate Director of Platform Development
Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering
Harvard University

Lily Kim, PhD, is an independent consultant at Lily Kim Consulting, LLC in the San Francisco Bay Area, who advises funders on new biotechnology landscapes. Recently, she was part of the business development team driving early stage technology commercialization at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University, where she worked with a variety of technologies including DNA nanotechnology, synthetic biology, diagnostics, medical devices and drug delivery. In Boston, Lily also founded FluidicMEMS, a resource for the microfluidics commercialization community. She has served on the MIT Enterprise Forum Innovation Series Committee, and was selected as one of Mass High Tech’s “Women to Watch” in 2013.

As an undergrad, Lily received her MEng and SB in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Then, as a Hertz Fellow, she obtained her PhD in biomedical engineering from the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology. Lily wants to help accelerate and improve the process of early stage life sciences commercialization. Moreover, Lily is an active member in the Hertz Community. She serves on the board of directors, fellowship and program council, and as an interviewer of the Fannie and John Hertz Foundation.

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