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.

Corporate Relations

Jeff Masters, Ph.D., 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.

Terry Nakagawa, Ph.D., Director of Corporate Partnerships and Business Development, brings over twenty years of research leadership in academic and business organizations to the Feinberg Corporate Relations team.  Her career spans across scientific entrepreneurship with biotech cell therapy startups (Dendreon, Geneius Biotechnology), large scale diagnostics manufacturing (Abbott Laboratories), and multidisciplinary research team management within global pharmaceutical drug discovery (Astellas Pharma).  Terry received her B.A. from Northwestern University and her Ph.D. in Immunology from Yale University with postdoctoral training at the University of Washington/HHMI. 

Please contact Terry Nakagawa 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, Ph.D.
Senior Director, Corporate Partnerships & Business Development


Terry Nakagawa, Ph.D.
Director, Corporate Partnerships & Business Development