Matt McMahon

Director, Office of Translational Alliance and Coordination


Dr. McMahon leads the Office of Translational Alliances and Coordination to enable the development and commercialization of research discoveries funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. His office manages NHLBI’s $100 million/year Small Business Program and a national network of proof-of-concept centers that support the translation of academic discoveries into product development projects. He currently serves as an NIH representative on the federal government-wide Lab-to-Market subcommittee, where he co-leads the private sector engagement strategy team to improve public-private partnerships and increase private sector investment in federally-funded technologies. Dr. McMahon previously created and led the National Eye Institute’s Office of Translational Research to advance ophthalmic technologies through public-private partnerships with the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. His previous experience includes service as the principal scientist for the bionic eye company Second Sight Medical Products and as a staff member on both the United States Senate and House of Representatives committees responsible for science, technology, and innovation policy.