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Sarra Djemil, PhD

Program Manager
SBIR Development Center
National Cancer Institute

Sarra Djemil plays a pivotal role as the Program Director at the NCI SBIR Development Center, where she collaborates with a dedicated team to develop groundbreaking programs that nurture entrepreneurship and expedite the transition of cancer technologies to the clinic. Since assuming her role in February 2021, she has co-creates and collaboratively managed the Industry Mentoring and Assistance Program, an unprecedented initiative within the NIH. This program enlists biotech industry experts to provide team-based mentoring to awardees, fostering a collaborative environment for innovation. Before her tenure at NCI SBIR, Djemil was an integral member of the Georgetown University research team, where she acquired her Ph.D. in Pharmacology in 2018 and contributed as an NCATS-funded TL1 Postdoctoral Research Fellow. Dr. Djemil is committed to facilitating fruitful partnerships between small business innovators and industry veterans, thereby catalyzing the development of impactful healthcare solutions.