Nina Urban

Associate Director, FastForward, Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures

Nina Urban joined Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures (JHTV) in 2015 as Associate Director of FastForward. She is involved in all aspects of commercialization of JHU technology with a primary focus on translational research funding.

Prior to joining JHTV Urban was Acting CEO of General Genomics, LLC, a spin-out from the Georgia Institute of Technology (GaTech). From 2009 through 2013 Urban held several positions supporting entrepreneurship at GaTech. Previous roles include Director of the Georgia Tech / Emory – Wallace H. Coulter Translational Research Program and Director of the state of Georgia’s technology incubator, the Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC).

From 1999 through 2009 she was Founder/CEO of Zygogen LLC, an Atlanta-based biotechnology company that advanced the use of zebrafish for drug screening.

Urban holds a master’s degree in molecular and cellular biology from Harvard Medical School, an M.B.A. from Duke University and a B.A. from Johns Hopkins University.