Christian Graves & Stephen Iwanowycz envisioned and founded the Carolina Biotech Group in the Spring of 2015 as a graduate student-operated professional organization to catalyze new pipelines for innovative entrepreneurs in the bio-med-health space in the southeast.
Christian is a native of Upstate SC. He attended Winthrop University, was a fellow at the prestigious National Institutes of Health, and is currently pursuing his PhD-MD at USC School of Medicine. His interests are in entrepreneurial science and the intersections of neuroscience, immunology, and oncology. He is an avid leader as a board member of SCBIO, a manager, silicon valley consultant and co-founded CBG to bolster the pipeline of innovators and entrepreneurial leaders in SC.
Graves is driven by building diverse teams to catalyze innovation and looks forward to promoting translational science with CBG and his startup.
Stephen is a transplant to South Carolina. He attended Bob Jones University in Greenville, is a USC Presidential Scholar, and is currently completing his PhD in biomedical sciences at USC School of Medicine. He describes work at the bench as both profession and hobby where he conducts cutting edge immunology studies. Stephen co-founded CBG to cultivate opportunities for industry-focused scientists and is currently working on co-founding his first biotech company, Devour Immuno Labs.
Iwanowycz is passionate about educating tomorrow’s innovators and appreciates an entrepreneurial approach to promoting science in our region.