Dr. Moira Gunn

BioTech Nation

Dr. Moira Gunn founded the Bioentrepreneurship courses at the University of San Francisco to serve multiple degree programs, including MBA, JD/MBA, MSIS and PSM/Biotechnology. Her work in this area stems from her journalism experience, producing and hosting BioTech Nation and Tech Nation Health, regular segments of the weekly public radio program Tech Nation. This programming airs on such venues as The NPR Channel on SiriusXM, among other national and international venues. In this capacity, she has interviewed over 800 CEO’s, scientist-entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, policymakers and visionary leaders in the biotech field. Dr. Gunn holds a BS in Computer Science from USF, and an MS in Computer Science and a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University. A former NASA engineer and scientist, her book “Welcome to BioTech Nation … My Unexpected Odyssey into the Land of Small Molecules, Lean Genes, and Big Ideas” was cited by the Library Journal on its “Best Science Books of 2007”. Her recognitions have included an honorary doctorate of science by Purdue University, and the National Science Board’s 2011 Public Service Award to the Individual for her contributions to the public understanding of science and engineering. A former president of SIBER (Society for International Bioentrepreneurship Education and Research), Dr. Gunn is an associate professor at the University of San Francisco, where she serves as Associate Director for Bioentrepreneurship in the PSM/Biotechnology program.