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Director of Marketing
Christopher Konop, Ph.D.
Postdoc, Department of Zoology

Christopher has his Ph.D. in the field of neurobiology and is currently a postdoc in the Department of Zoology where he studies neuropeptide mediated signaling pathways involved in motor control. Before co-founding WiSolve Consulting Group, Christopher participated in the Wisconsin Entrepreneurial Bootcamp. He has consulted for a small pharmaceutical company, working on a wide range of projects in technology assessment, market analysis, competitive intelligence, and helping to generate investor-facing materials. Christopher is an Advisory Board member for the Advocacy Consortium for Entrepreneurs (ACE) and the outreach chair for the UW-Madison Postdoctoral Association. As Director of Marketing at WiSolve, Christopher is responsible for fostering relationships with our strategic partners, acquiring new clients, and managing the portfolio of current engagements.


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Director of Operations
Jonathan Lenz, Ph.D.
Postdoc, Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology

Jonathan is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology (MMI) where he studies how pathogenic bacteria interact with human tissues. Since arriving at UW he has been active in postdoctoral leadership, serving as President of the UW-Madison Postdoctoral Association from 2015-2017, sitting on the UW-Madison Office of Postdoctoral Studies Advisory Committee, and representing postdocs at MMI department faculty meetings from 2012-2016. Jonathan is a 2017 Wisconsin Entrepreneurial Bootcamp alum and participated in the 2016 Postdoctoral Training Course on Scientific Leadership & Management. He is the recipient of an NRSA Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. As Director of Operations at WiSolve, Jonathan oversees organizational planning, including developing consultant teams and managing the project portfolio.


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Director of Finance
Anurag Agrawal
Graduate Student, Chemical Biology Department of Chemistry

Anurag is a Ph.D. candidate in chemistry and is working in the field of antimicrobial peptides. Anurag has been a lead host for chemistry graduate recruiting events and is an elected representative of the Graduate Student Faculty Liasion Committee (GSFLC). Anurag is pursuing a graduate certificate in strategic innovation from the UW–Madison School of Business. Anurag has experience in accounting, strategic planning, and strategic management of innovation. He has also participated in the Wisconsin Entrepreneurial Bootcamp. Anurag has consulted with a local biotech company to help them clarify their market position and raise capital from potential investors. As Director of Finance, Anurag is responsible for accounting, billing, and fundraising needs of the group.


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Director of Professional Development
Nasim Jamali
Postdoc, Cellular and Molecular Biology

Nasim is a Postdoctoral researcher in the Cellular and Molecular Biology program. She has been dedicated to improving career readiness for post-docs and graduate students, participating on the organizing committee of the first mock interview event for graduate students and postdoctoral trainees in biological sciences in 2015, now an annual event. Nasim is also part of the WEB Alumni Network leadership team. As Director of Professional Development, Nasim is responsible for organizing training and networking events for WiSolve.


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Director of Human Resources
Jessica Muhlenbeck
Graduate Student, Molecular and Environmental Toxicology

Jessica is a Ph.D. candidate in the Molecular and Environmental Toxicology program. She is passionate about training scientists for careers outside of academia. This goal led Jessica to join the laboratory of Mark Cook, an avid entrepreneur, and completed the Wisconsin Entrepreneurial Bootcamp. As Director of Human Resources, Jessica manages WiSolve’s consultants which includes designing project teams, screening new applicants, and communicating events updates.


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Director of Technology
Matthew T. Holden
Graduate Student, Chemical Biology Department of Chemistry

Matt is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Chemistry, where he develops technologies for nucleic acid chemistry. Matt is an alumnus of the Biotechnology Training Program and has experience working with the chemical and biotechnology industries. As Director of Technology, Matt manages WiSolve’s digital assets, website, electronic record keeping, and analytics.