Management Team

Experienced Leadership


Mary TapolskyMary Tapolsky, Ph.D. – Director, Technology Commercialization and Program Administration

Mary Tapolsky joined Nucleus in March of 2010 and brings experience in technology-based start-ups. Dr. Tapolsky’s background includes a doctorate in chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, ten years experience in research and development, including a technology-based start-up, and seven years experience in technology transfer at the University of Colorado where she assisted university-based start-ups, evaluated technologies for patentability and commercial potential, directed patent prosecution, marketed technologies and negotiated licenses and other agreements.

At Nucleus, Mary will focus on interfacing with the University of Louisville and developing and directing programs and services designed to empower and support tenant companies and entrepreneurial researchers

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Nucleus Focuses on Two Paths to Development

Growing companies that result from research discoveries at UofL. Through its research, University has moved 22 life science startup companies into the marketplace in 9 years.

And, Nucleus is recruiting companies to nurture their progress as commercial enterprises. The caliber of research and talent affiliated with Nucleus is an essential factor to its appeal: the opportunity to work closely with leaders in life sciences.

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