Eric Shipp, PhD MBA, joined the CUNY ASRC in July 2016 to execute the strategic goals of the center and to create, develop, and pursue external funding opportunities for interdisciplinary research. In his capacity as Deputy Executive Director, he will work together with the ASRC Initiative Directors to seek cross-disciplinary collaborations internally as well as with external parties.
Before joining the ASRC, Shipp served as Scientific and Financial Officer for Burke Medical Research Institute, where he contributed to the creation and successful execution of a strategic plan to grow the institute and increase external funding. He also oversaw all operational and financial activities of the institute. During this time, he obtained his MBA with a concentration in finance at Pace University to hone his financial and management skills. Prior to BMRI, he was the neuroscience program manager for the Dr. Miriam and Sheldon G. Adelson Medical Research Foundation where he managed collaborations with the expressed purpose of accelerating the efficacy of translational research in neuroscience.
After completing a bachelor’s degree in molecular biology from UC-Santa Cruz and receiving a PhD in Biochemistry from the University of California-Los Angeles, he worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the National Academies in Washington, DC. In this role, he helped committees conduct studies on issues of national interest in the chemical sciences. He then went on to be a National Science Foundation postdoctoral fellow in chemical neurobiology at the California Institute of Technology.