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Adam leads work in business development and translational research within the University of the Highlands and Islands School of Health. This includes stakeholder engagement, negotiating IP and licensing opportunities, and guiding University research towards commercially relevant outcomes, via products, services, spin-outs or start-ups.

After graduating from the University of Rochester, Dr Adam Giangreco completed a PhD in cell biology and molecular physiology at the University of Pittsburgh. He was then awarded two fellowships to relocate to the UK with Cancer Research UK. He subsequently ran a successful research lab at University College London, before his interest in research commercialisation saw him appointed lead biologist within the medical devices group at TTP, a technology development company based in Cambridge. Within this role, Adam worked with colleagues from diverse backgrounds to identify new business opportunities, design innovative projects, and implement new technologies. In April 2018, he joined the team at UHI.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Phenotypic analysis of airway stem cell microenvironments, University of Pittsburgh


Award Date: 24 Apr 2004

Master in Science, University of Rochester Medical Center


Award Date: 1 May 2001

Bachelor of Science, University of Rochester


Award Date: 1 May 1999


  • School of Health and Wellbeing
  • innovation
  • research
  • economics
  • science
  • health
  • medicine
  • School of Health and Wellbeing
  • Institute of Health Research and Innovation


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