Harlem Biospace Fellows

Harlem Biospace Fellows are consultants to the community of companies here at Hb and contribute to both the technical design of products and the creation of business strategy. The current group ranges from biotechnology undergraduate students eager to carry out routine work to experienced healthcare consultants and postdoctoral researchers who can bring valuable perspective to the table. In return, Fellows are given access to training events and gain operational experience useful to finding a full-time opportunity in early stage biotech.


To become a Fellow, please email director@harlembiospace.com and we will get back to you with any available opportunities.


The current cohort of Hb Fellows includes:


Shantenu Agarwal

Shantenu has been growing ideas into products and companies for the past decade. A bioengineer by training, Shantenu has co-founded two health tech startups, worked at a healthcare focused venture capital fund, and managed corporate business development for a large Fortune 500 company across the world. His role as a Product Manager in an Artificial Intelligence company coupled with his experience in innovating and building allows him to assist inventors/co-founders think strategically through ideas, markets, and scale.


Pascaline Aimé

Pascaline obtained her Neuroscience Ph.D. in France in 2010. She is currently an Associate Research Scientist at Columbia University, where she investigates novel therapeutic strategies to target neuronal death in Parkinson's disease. She has been working in a lab environment for more than 10 years and her expertise ranges from molecular and cellular biology to behavioral neuroscience. Pascaline is hoping to apply her scientific skills and her creative mind to the exciting and dynamic biotechnology sector in NYC.


Huizi Anna lin

Anna is currently a Ph.D. Candidate in Biomedical Engineering at CUNY City College, where she focuses on the development of a novel therapeutic approach for the treatment of lower back pain.  She has over 7 years of experience in translational biomedical research spanning fields such as tissue engineering, biomaterials, biomechanics, and drug delivery.  Her passion lies in the intersection of science, healthcare, and business, where she hopes to contribute to the translation of promising biomedical technologies in order to improve patient care.  Prior to her Ph.D. studies, Anna received a B.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering from the Cooper Union.

Niyoshi Patel

Niyoshi is currently on the business development team at Purdue Pharma, where she focuses on executing various acquisitions and licensing agreements for the company in multiple therapeutic areas. Previously she worked in private equity, where she worked on investments across various healthcare sectors, including therapeutics, medical devices, and services. Niyoshi loves working with startups, and even founded and sold her own summer storage company in college. She received a B.A. in Biology and a B.S. in Economics with a concentration in Finance from the University of Pennsylvania. 


Chirag Raval

Chirag has been involved with the NYC life science ecosystem the last 5 years as a health tech startup co-founder, educator, and Hb Fellow. Currently, he is examining the role of biophysical and chemical stimulation on endothelial cell function as an academic researcher. Chirag applies his scientific experience in device design and commercial development of biomedical technologies with member companies at Harlem Biospace. 


Catherine Tang

Catherine is an associate at PJT Partners, where she focuses on financial and strategic advisory for life sciences companies. She has experience in acquisitions, divestitures, contingent value rights, licensing, company valuations, and evaluation of strategic alternatives in development and commercial stage biopharmaceutical, medtech, and healthcare IT companies. Previously, she held undergraduate research roles in genetics and biochemistry labs. Catherine received a B.A. in Biochemistry and a B.S. in Economics with a concentration in Finance from the University of Pennsylvania.


Lona Vincent

Lona is currently working in strategy and design thinking at Johnson & Johnson in New York City where she supports the healthcare, pharmaceutical, and medical device businesses. A former management consultant and researcher, Lona seeks to bring her background in strategy, operations, business development, partnerships, business modeling, human centered design, and product development to the growing New York startup sector. She has a Masters in Public Health from Columbia University in New York.

Sarah Weber

Sarah is currently an equity research analyst at Piper Jaffray, where she focuses on the Emerging Biopharma sector. She is passionate about contributing to the growing biotech sector right here in NYC and began volunteering at Harlem Biospace in 2015. Her past experience includes marketing consulting at an NYC startup as well as clinical research in Crohn’s Disease at Boston Children’s Hospital. Sarah graduated from Williams College in 2011 with a B.A. in psychology and neuroscience.