Cairns Family Health and Bioscience Research Complex, Suite 209
500 Glenridge Avenue
St.Catharines, Ontario, Canada
Dan Lynch is the Manager of Brock University’s BioLinc, effective July 23rd, 2012. Dan brings a strong and career-long commitment to assisting SMEs and academic researchers, facilitating commercialization and has a proven track record in industry liaison. Prior to joining Brock he served as Industry Liaison Manager for Innovation York, York University; Dan was also the Vice President Commercialization and Chief Operating Officer of HTX, Ontario's Health Technology Exchange, a leading catalyst for accelerating the growth of Ontario’s medical and assistive technologies industry cluster; and for many years he was an Industrial Technology Advisor in the National Research Council's Industrial Research Assistance Program across Southern Ontario including more than 5 years at the University of Western Ontario. In these positions he has worked with many innovative Ontario companies to assist in developing new technologies that resulted in the commercialization of new products, processes or markets.
From his private sector career, Dan acquired years of experience as an engineer and manager in the R&D, design and manufacture of process systems and equipment for the food, biotech and pharmaceutical industries and is the holder of 3 Patents.
A Professional Engineer in Ontario, Dan has a BASc in Chemical Engineering from University of Toronto and a MASc in Management Sciences from the University of Waterloo, specializing in the Management of Innovation and Technology.
Located at the new Cairns Family Health and Bioscience Research Complex, Dan is responsible for connecting Brock University research assets and expertise to the private sector community, particularly in Niagara Region, and matching these assets and expertise with local partner needs, providing access to Brock BioLinc services (research, technology, advisory and commercialization), enlarging our partner base, and working with others in the community to maximize the social and economic impacts of these services.
Goodman School of Business
Cassie Price is the BioLinc Coordinator for Brock University’s bioscience business incubator, BioLinc. Educated at the University of Guelph, Cassie earned a Bachelor of Science Honours degree, in Biomedical Toxicology in 2011.
As the BioLinc Coordinator, Cassie is a critical planner and primary driver of facility coordination, communications and promotional initiatives. She is responsible for the day-to-day supervision of processes and to coordinate and oversee all required tasks for client, project and facility management, to ensure the timely delivery of projects at BioLinc. Cassie works with BioLinc to initiate and steward connections with students, researchers and entrepreneurs.
A life-long resident of the Niagara Region, Cassie believes in making a commitment to the community through volunteering and participation in community events. She has a passion for business and entrepreneurship and is interested in using her skills to benefit the development and success of BioLinc and the Niagara Region.
Ethan is the BioLinc Ambassador and Laboratory Services Facilitator for Brock University's bioscience business incubator. He has just finished the second year of his Honours Neuroscience Co-op degree at Brock. Ethan aims to utilize his knowledge of the many fields that neuroscience covers to aid him in connecting with the science community throughout his summer term with BioLinc. Ethan also has an interest in business and he one day hopes to earn his MBA.
As the BioLinc Ambassador, Ethan plays a key role in generating awareness of BioLinc at Brock University, as well as the Niagara Region. He coordinates information displays and delivers various presentations to effectively promote BioLinc to student groups on campus. Ethan interacts with students, alumni, researchers, and residents of the Niagara region to inform them of the entrepreneurial opportunities available at BioLinc.
As the BioLinc Laboratory Services Facilitator, Ethan is in charge of reaching out to local researchers at Brock and raising awareness of BioLinc, as well as, making connections. One of BioLinc's new goals is to be able to provide entrepreneurs with contract research from the researchers here at Brock. This would allow many entrepreneurs to overcome what they might have once thought of as an impossible barrier.