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Stephen Nowak is an Innovation Fellow on the Life Sciences team. In this role, Stephen supports the Business Development and Licensing Officers in identifying, assessing, and marketing technologies from Cornell researchers. In addition, by engaging with Cornell faculty and students and attending and participating in on-campus seminars and meetings, Stephen will increase CTL’s on-campus visibility and CTL’s awareness of the cutting-edge research being conducted on the Ithaca campus.


Before joining CTL, Stephen worked as a lecturer at a Catholic University, teaching Genetics and Physiology and coordinating the first-year biology labs. 


Stephen received a Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Clemson University, where his research focused on short-peptide signaling in an autoregulation pathway in legumes. He also holds a B.S. in Molecular and Cellular Biology from the University of Arizona.