Stephanie Fertig

Stephanie Fertig, M.B.A

Director, NINDS Small Business Programs
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Areas of Interest:
Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs, Cooperative Research to Enable and Advance Translational Enterprises: Therapeutic Devices Small Business Programs (SBIR/STTR), Translational Devices

Stephanie J. Fertig joined the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) in 2004 and currently is the Director for the NINDS Small Business Programs, which includes both small business innovative research (SBIR) and small business technology transfer (STTR) projects. In addition, she also serves as the co-lead of the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative Training and Dissemination team. Prior to this role, Ms. Fertig was part of the Repair and Plasticity cluster at NINDS, where her primary scientific interests included neural engineering and neuroprosthesis, as well as traumatic brain injury. Before coming to NIH, Ms. Fertig worked at Nova Research, Inc. as a researcher in the Center for Bio/Molecular Science and Engineering at the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) in Washington D.C. At NRL she contributed to multiple bioengineering projects, including the development of molecular switches, microbial fuel cells, microfluidics for use in biosensor applications, and a wide variety of biosensor systems. Ms. Fertig earned a B.S. degree in Chemistry with a major in Physics from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville and an M.B.A. from the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business.