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Tzvi Aviv

Science . Data . Innovation

 

 

 

 

tzvi@avivinnovation.com

 

Tel: 416-731-7145

About Me

I am an entrepreneurial data scientist and problem solver. I won several awards for my work with life-science companies, including agricultural and pharmaceutical companies. I worked on drug development projects at the Hospital for Sick Children as a post-doc after receiving a PhD in Medical Genetics at the University of Toronto. An MBA at Ryerson University with a focus in the Management of Innovation and Technology compliments my skills with business intelligence, business strategy, and presentation experiences.

 

My interview at IdeaConnection.

Recent Testimonials:


“I have had the privilege of working with Dr. Aviv in the capacity of the business development of my former start-up, SpineSonics Medical. His curiosity for science, enthusiasm for innovation, and perseverance over the obstacles we faced, made him one of the outstanding individuals all throughout my career. Given his excellent work ethics and our mutual interests, I would definitely look forward to more opportunities for us to work together in the near future”


Dr. Amir Manbachi

Research Faculty (BME) at Johns Hopkins University, Director of Innovation at Carnegie Center for Surgical Innovation


"Tzvi was an outstanding contributor on a recent challenge in which I served as the team facilitator.  Tzvi could always be depended on to take the lead and drive the team thought process.  He also worked diligently behind the scenes conducting related research and drafting the team’s solution.  Tzvi brought a high level of intellectual curiosity to the team that stimulated useful and important discussion about the nature of the challenge and alternative solutions.  I thoroughly enjoyed having Tzvi as a teammate.  His enthusiasm, work ethic and multi-disciplinary background will make him an asset to any team.”

 

Len Ferman

Managing Director

Ferman Innovation


"I had the opportunity to work with Tzvi on a challenging project that required teamwork with three other professionals from the science and technology fields. The task required highly developed skills in technical research, creative and innovative problem-solving expertise, the ability to communicate clearly and effectively both verbally and in written form, and the temperament to work kindly and well with others. Tzvi's contribution in all categories was exceptional. I am personally grateful for his willingness to go the extra mile to add his strategic management skills whenever needed to make sure the project solutions were both comprehensive and delivered right on time. Thanks, Tzvi. It was such a pleasure to work with you."

 

Susan McNeal Velasquez

Team Facilitator



 

Bridging Science and Business

 

  • Excellent ability to communicate complex ideas using oral and written media
  • Influential presenter of insights and findings
  • Using statistical and graphical tools to interpret large datasets using Excel, SPSS and R
  • Experience with literature and policy analysis, including interpretation of clinical and financial data
  • Ability to identify key issues, set priorities and allocate resources
  • Ability to multitask and meet tight timelines
  • Strong team player with experience in leading cross functional teams

 

 

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCES

Masters of Business Administration, Ryerson University, Toronto                                   2014-2015

Management of Technology and Innovation                                                                         


Doctor of Philosophy in Medical Genetics, University of Toronto                                     2000-2006

RNA recognition by SAM domains


Bachelor of Science, Hebrew University of Jerusalem                                                         1996-1999

Biological Sciences                                                                                                                   



Consultant and Problem Solver

IdeaConnection LTD. - 2016

Leading teams of scientists and engineers in solving complex industry problems.

Won several awards for team solutions.   


Business Developemnt Lead

SpineSonics, Medical Device Start-Up - 2015

Conducting medical market research and business development for a novel surgical navigation device. Writing an insightful business plan and pitching it to industrial partners and investors.

Research Associate

Hospital for Sick Children - 2006 - 2014


At the laboratory of Dr. Peter Dirks, I collaborated with neurosurgeons to compile, integrate and analyze genomics data derived from brain tumour patients. Isolated neural stem cells from healthy and cancerous brains. Led a team of three in drug screening and pre-clinical validation of promising small molecule and lentiviral leads. Identified new drug targets for brain tumor therapy.

PhD Researcher

Mt. Sinai Hospital - 2000 - 2006

I conducted biochemical, structural and bioinformatics analysis of protein-RNA interactions in the laboratory of Dr. Frank Sicheri, resulting in three molecular structures and three publications in top tier journals.

Problem Solving Methodology

My projects are at the interface of science, data science, and business.

I enjoy the entire process, from deep analysis of the problem, creative thinking about solution, critical survey of potential alternative solutions, selection of an optimal solution that will fit the client's needs, and finely writing the solution and presentating it to the client.


ABOUT ME


I am an entrepreneurial data scientist and problem solver. I won several awards for my work with life-science companies, including agricultural and pharmaceutical companies. I worked on drug development projects at the Hospital for Sick Children as a post-doc after receiving a PhD in Medical Genetics at the University of Toronto. An MBA at Ryerson University with a focus in the Management of Innovation and Technology compliments my skills with business intelligence, business strategy, and presentation experiences.


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