Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Corporate Relations

About Us

The Corporate Relations service looks to assist Feinberg faculty and industry to achieve their shared goals through strong, mutually beneficial partnerships.

Jeff Masters, PhD, heads up the service. Jeff is trained as a biochemist/molecular biologist/endocrinologist and has professional experience in both academic and industrial realms. Jeff was on faculty at Ohio State University and has 17 years of Pharma drug discovery experience at multiple organizations (Abbott, Pfizer, and Astellas) in the areas of bioinformatics, neuroscience, immunology, urology, kidney disease, ADME, and translational science.

Please contact Jeff Masters, at 312-503-1917.

Midori Yokoyama, PhD, is director of Corporate Partnerships and Business Development. She has a doctorate in neurobiology and a master of business administration. Midori began her career as a research scientist in Allelix Neuroscience (acquired by NPS, and then Shire), and from there moved into business development for licensing opportunities and venture capital investment, working at TAP, Société Générale, Takeda, and Baxter. Her most recent position was vice president of Business Development at ADM Diagnostics, a startup firm in Chicago.

Please contact Midori Yokoyama at 312-503-5365.

Foundation Relations

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine offers assistance to private foundations looking to engage Feinberg researchers. Foundation Relations supports Feinberg faculty in connecting with foundations in research that is mutually beneficial.

Please contact Michelle Melin-Rogovin to learn more about connecting with Feinberg.

Michelle Melin-Rogovin
Senior Associate Director, Foundation Relations

Jeff Masters, PhD

Jeff Masters, PhD
Senior Director, Corporate Partnerships & Business Development