Ph.D., Program Director, NIH/NCI
Dr. Lou is a Program Director in the Small Business Innovation Research Development Center at the National Cancer Institute (NCI). She actively engages in identifying areas of interest for NCI to develop targeted solicitations. She also guides small businesses to develop stronger applications and obtain government funding for innovative projects with high commercial potential. Dr. Lou manages funded projects, mentoring companies throughout the award period, and facilitating their interaction with potential third-party investors and strategic partners. Dr. Lou has over 15 years experience in research and product development for diagnosis and drug development. Prior to joining NCI she held a variety of scientific and management positions in pharmaceutical and biotech companies, including Johnson & Johnson, LumiCyte, Applied Biosystems (now part of Thermo Fisher Scientific corporation) and diaDexus. Dr. Lou received her PhD degree in Molecular & Cellular Pharmacology from University of Miami and completed her postdoctoral training at Stanford University.