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Jerry Cobbs (Moderator)

Chief Commercialization Officer, Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas

Mr. Cobbs has more than 25 years of capital markets experience including serving as a senior executive for the health sciences and biotechnology industries. Mr. Cobbs oversees CPRIT’s research commercialization portfolio.  CPRIT’s enabling legislation encourages the agency to develop and enhance the commercialization research project results funded by CPRIT, allowing the state to collect royalties, income and other benefits realized as a result of CPRIT funding.  Mr. Cobbs’ responsibilities include strategy and planning, project management, investment risk analysis, and performance measurement.