Martha C. Farmer, PhD – President and CEO, North Shore InnoVentures, a non-profit business incubator for life sciences and cleantech start-ups in Beverly, MA. Prior to founding NSIV Martha had a consulting practice in medical ethics and drug development. Martha was recently a Fellow in Medical Ethics at Harvard Medical School. She serves on the Institutional Review Board and the Ethics Committee of Northeast Hospital Systems. She also serves on the Board of Trustees of the North Shore Community College and on the Board of Directors of the North Shore Technology Council and represents NSIV on the North Shore Biotech Consortium. Formerly with Baxter Healthcare’s Hemoglobin Therapeutics Division for eleven years, she transitioned from managing the research laboratory to directing product development, marketing and communications. Subsequently she co-founded the radiopharmaceutical start-up, BetaGamma LLC, serving as Vice President of Marketing. She has a BS in zoology and PhD in physiology and pharmacology from Duke University, postdoctoral training in biophysics from Johns Hopkins University, and is an author on more than 30 publications and three patents.