Small Business Program Coordinator
Mike Pieck is the Small Business Coordinator at the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute where he serves as the primary contact for the small business program (SBIR/STTR) and provides oversight and management of the $100M/year portfolio. He is also involved in developing a suite of support activities for early translational research across NHLBI. Prior to joining the NIH, Mike worked as a consultant for the Center for Advancing Innovation where he designed and implemented business start-up challenges featuring federally funded and commercially viable inventions. Mike received his PhD in molecular biology from Boston University and completed his postdoctoral training developing rapid diagnostics at the USDA’s Emerging Fungal Pathogen Laboratory.