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Mike has over 17 years of experience working with early-stage life science and healthcare companies. Mike began his career as an analytical biochemist working in the Laboratory of Structural Biology at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. He held additional research scientist positions in the Department of Biochemistry at UNC-Chapel Hill and the UNC-Duke Michael Hooker Proteomics Center and has published research in the fields of cell cycle regulation, proteomics, and cancer therapy.  After receiving his Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Biophysics from UNC-Chapel Hill, Mike joined Silicon Valley Bank as a Vice President in the Corporate Finance Group focused on emerging tech and life science companies. In 2009, Mike joined Hatteras Venture Partners, a healthcare-focused venture capital firm based in Durham, NC where he is a General Partner. Mike has been a Professor of the Practice at the Kenan-Flagler Business School since 2017 and is also the Manager for L2 Ventures, a fund dedicated to UNC-Chapel Hill-related start-ups.

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