Patrick Shelby

Patrick Shelby

Director, New Ventures

At the UW Center for Commercialization, Patrick Shelby directs the New Ventures group, which is focused on helping UW start-up companies. Prior to joining the Center for Commercialization team in 2007, Patrick was a founder of a UW-based cancer diagnostics start-up company that studies cancer metastasis. Originally a transplant from the Midwest, he spent eight years as a project engineer in the aerospace industry. For his doctoral research in analytic chemistry at the UW, Patrick used microfluidics to study biological systems. Postdoctoral work focused on a systems biology approach to studying yeast cell differentiation. He also earned BS degrees at Purdue and Seattle University.