Dr. Marie Thursby is a Regents’ Professor Emeritus of Strategy at Georgia Institute of Technology, with Adjunct appointments in the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University and the Economics Department at Emory University. She is a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Her research is focused on the economics of innovation with emphasis on the role of universities in innovation systems, incentive problems in biomedical translational research and information sharing among academic researchers. She is the founder of the multidisciplinary program, Technological Innovation: Generating Economic Returns (TI:GER), a unique educational collaboration between Georgia Tech and Emory which teams PhD students in engineering and science with MBA and JD students in an experiential curriculum focused on the intersection of technical, legal and business issues at the heart of innovation. She serves as an Associate Editor in the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Area of Management Science. Her research has been funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, National Institutes of Health, and National Science Foundation.