Valeria Makarova, Ph.D., MBA
Valeria Makarova holds degrees in both business and science: MBA with emphasis in International Business from California Lutheran University, and Ph.D. in Biology from Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU), Russia. Valeria held senior research position at the Department of Biophysics, MSU, Moscow, Russia; conducted research at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO, USA; coordinated and supervised international R&D collaborations and held visiting positions at Universities in Europe and Asia. Valeria is working to bridge the gap between industry and academia, and help growing successful businesses by identifying, developing and marketing innovative technologies. Her professional interests also include support and promotion of sustainable and socially responsible business practices.