Atakan Ekiz


Major & School:
PhD in Molecular Biology at
University of Utah

Start Date:
Fall 2015


Atakan studied Molecular Biology and Genetics BS in Turkey and came to the University of Utah to pursue his PhD in Oncological Sciences. Upon completing his PhD and Master's Degree in Clinical Investigation in parallel, he started his postdoctoral fellowship at the Department of Pathology, University of Utah in 2018. During his time at UGF, he has worked on deals involving companies from a spectrum of industries. These included Quantenna, Spotify, Snapchat, and Consensus. He has also contributed to the analysis of VR/AR industry and a Salt Lake-based biotech company, Veritas. UGF has been an amazing experience and an unparalleled learning opportunity for him. He highly recommends UGF to all Utah students!



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