Designing new-age therapeutics with enhanced therapeutic activity.
Angel Cobo is a fifth-year Ph.D. candidate in chemistry who designs and builds complexity and functionality into biologically relevant molecules. He aims to further his research designing new-age therapeutics with enhanced therapeutic activity, using silicon as a novel building block. Cobo seeks to translate his technical skills toward building a biotech company with a focus on the development of small-molecule pharmaceuticals.
Cobo is very interested in the financial aspect of the biotech industry. He earned his B.S. at the Georgia Institute of Technology and has served several leadership and service roles in the Department of Chemistry at UC Davis.
What drew you to the Business Development Fellowship program?
As a graduate student with an entrepreneurial mindset, I am enthusiastic to participate in the fellowship program to expand my network and to connect the business world to the scientific community. I am encouraged to strengthen my communication skills and learn to speak the language of business.
What excites you about growing your entrepreneurial mindset?
The entrepreneurial mindset requires harnessing new skills, learning from past mistakes and pivoting toward applicable solutions. The entrepreneurial mindset is all about adaptation. You must be able to think, respond and act quickly to succeed in this extremely competitive environment.
What does innovation mean to you?
Innovation, at its core, is the adaptation or incremental improvement of existing technologies to realize their full potential as a creative solution for an existing problem. The fluidity of innovation is required for adequate customer development and to optimize market impact. Innovation at its best is the ability to pivot or adapt to the growing market needs.