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Mallinckrodt Center
Room 128
6465 Forsyth Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63105
Hours: Monday – Friday: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Medical Campus [map + parking]
600 S. Taylor
Room 148
St. Louis, MO 63110
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Skandalaris Center
Washington University in St. Louis
Mallinckrodt Center
Room 128
6465 Forsyth Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63105

Skandalaris Center
One Brookings Drive
Campus Box 1199
St. Louis, MO 63130

Skandalaris Center Staff

Read more about Skandalaris team member Emre Toker

Managing Director

After studying Physics at Reed College and Electrical Engineering at the California Institute of Technology and the University of Arizona, Emre founded two biomedical technology companies in Tucson, MedOptics and Bioptics Corporations, and co-founded one in Santa Clara, California, Radicon Imaging Corporation. Each company was acquired by larger firms within seven years of founding. Emre is currently a member of the Desert Angels and Desert Tech, two Tucson-based angel investment groups; a member of Lab-X, an angel investment group based in Istanbul, Turkey; and a partner in Arch Partners, a Tucson, Arizona, based micro-seed fund. He joined the Skandalaris Center in August 2014.

New Venture Analyst

David is a JD/MBA/LLM candidate at Washington University Law School and the Olin Business School. He helped establish the Washington University Chapter of the InSITE Fellowship, a highly competitive leadership development program comprised of exceptional graduate students at top universities in 2015. Through InSITE, he consulting with early stage startups in the St. Louis area and in 2016 became the Chapter’s President. This role, and his increased exposure to the St. Louis entrepreneurial community led David to seek other opportunities to develop venture and leadership skills. This search resulted in the opportunity to help oversee the StEP program and work as a venture analyst at the Skandalaris Center. 

New Venture Analyst

John received his PhD in Developmental Biology from Marquette University in 2012, but originally hails from the sunny and dry California Hi-Desert. He joined Washington University School of Medicine as a postdoctoral scholar in the summer of 2012 and was awarded a NIH F32 NRSA postdoctoral fellowship to explore control of cell differentiation by RNA binding proteins. John became interested in entrepreneurship after working as a consultant with the BALSA group, where his data analysis and problem-solving skills proved useful for aiding new and growing businesses. Ultimately his experiences with the BALSA group drove his transition into providing this help to new ventures full time at the Skandalaris Center.

Database Analyst

Woonchan Cho is a data analyst at Skandalaris Center for Interdisciplinary Innovation and Entrepreneurship. He joined Washington University Olin Business School in 2015 and earned an MBA degree in 2017. Before devoting his work full-time to the Center, He worked as a software developer and technology project manager in financial institutions for 7 years. Utilizing knowledge in finance, software development and big data, he is implementing a financial modeling and education tool to help early-stage and prospective entrepreneurs to establish the financial projections for their companies.
James Sorrell

New Venture Analyst

James started work at the Washington University School of Medicine in 2011 working in the area of Traumatic Brain Injury research. He gained an interest in entrepreneurship following his involvement in the St. Louis-based consulting firm The BALSA Group. He co-founded a medical diagnostics company in 2015. James earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from Drury University in Springfield, Missouri.

Campus Services Coordinator

Jessica graduated from the University of Missouri, Columbia, in 2006 earning a bachelor of arts degree in Communications. She moved to St. Louis in 2008 and joined Washington University in 2009. She joined the Skandalaris Center after five years with the WUSTL Career Center. She earned a Master’s degree in International Affairs from Washington University in 2013. Jessica brings the skills and experience she gained from advising students in the Career Center to the Skandalaris Center to work with students and campus colleagues interested in entrepreneurship.

Postdoctoral Fellow in Accelerated Innovation

Dana Watt earned her doctorate in neurosciences from Washington University in 2015. During her time as a graduate student she participated in the St. Louis entrepreneurial ecosystem, first as an officer for the student-run BioEntrepreneurship Core, then as a consultant for the BALSA group, and finally as a co-founder of a diagnostics startup company. After completing her doctoral training, Dana was selected by the Clinical Research Training Center as part of its inaugural class of Postdoctoral Fellows in Accelerated Innovation. She is completing this fellowship at the Skandalaris Center, where she develops commercialization plans for SBIR/STTR applications, performs due diligence on WashU ventures, and provides support for innovators commercializing WashU technologies.

Office Coordinator

Kristie began her time at Washington University as an undergraduate student in 2009, graduating in 2013 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) from the Sam Fox School. Combining her interests in contemporary art and writing, Kristie founded an online multimedia arts and literary magazine the following year. Also in 2014, Kristie began working with a group of local artists and independent publishers to organize the first annual St. Louis Small Press Expo, an endeavor to support and promote creative entrepreneurs in publishing, which she continues to co-organize every year. In 2015, Kristie's interest in entrepreneurship brought her back to WashU to work for the Olin Business School's Center for Experiential Learning. She joined the Skandalaris Center in January 2016.

Brand and Communications Manager

Shauna graduated from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) in Marketing and Entrepreneurship. During college, she co-founded a social platform for couples, for which she served as the Creative Director. After graduating, she took a stab at the corporate world, hoping to take her passion for paradigm innovation to General Mills in Bentonville, Arkansas. She continued a marketing consultancy on the side to feed her creative ambitions, but she eventually realized that was not enough. Shauna joined the Skandalaris team in March 2016, and the position is a perfect fusion of her passions: innovation and creative marketing. When not working, Shauna can be found sitting for long hours in the coffee shops, finding every excuse to eat every pastry, hoarding all the thrifted vintage finds, or traveling to Tucson to see her family.