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Chrissy Kinkade is Assistant Director of Business Development, Industry Relations at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has an extensive background in academic-industrial research partnerships and scientific research. In this role, Chrissy works with the Director of Business Development, Industry Relations (Joonhyung Cho), UNC faculty and leadership to identify the highest value industry partners and structure mutually-beneficial collaboration models to provide opportunities for new research partnerships, share complementary resources, enable co-location, develop talent exchange, and create joint ventures.

Before she joined UNC, Chrissy coordinated agreements and grant proposals and fostered relationships with industry sponsors that were interested in initiating veterinary clinical trials at the University of California, Davis Veterinary Center for Clinical Trials.

She received a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the Pennsylvania State University and a B.S. in Biological Sciences (Neuroscience) from the University of Maryland College Park.