Monique Yoakim-Turk, Ph.D.
Partner, Technology Development Fund; Associate Director of TIDO
Monique joined TIDO of Boston Children's Hospital in 2000. As Partner, Technology Development Fund, Monique created the Boston Children's Hospital Technology Development Fund (TDF), which launched in March of 2009. For the launch, she designed and implemented the evaluation processes for promising hospital technologies, formed an advisory board of industry leaders, and established collaborations with technology development partners and CROs. She continues to oversee the management of funded projects, external collaborations, and the operation of each year’s funding cycle. In its first four years, Children’s awarded $4.5M to support 40 hospital innovations.
In her previous role as Senior Licensing Manager, Monique handled technologies in the therapeutic, diagnostic, and medical device arenas, closed significant deals in licensing and sponsored research, and established creative collaborations with industry partners.
Prior to Boston Children's, Dr. Yoakim-Turk was a post-doctoral fellow at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in the laboratory of Dr. Benjamin Neel, where she studied the regulation of cytokine receptors by the tyrosine phosphatase SHP1. She holds a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the Tufts University, Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences. In the laboratory of Dr. Brian Schaffhausen, her doctoral thesis focused on the regulation of the PI3-Kinase by Polyomavirus middle T antigen and the proto-oncogene c-src. Monique has authored and co-authored 9 peer reviewed publications. She also holds a B.S. and an M.S. in Biology from the University of Massachusetts.
Carla Haslauer, Ph.D.
Principal, Technology Development Fund
Carla joined TIDO of Boston Children’s Hospital in 2014. As Principal, Technology Development Fund (TDF), Carla coordinates the TDF funding cycles and proposal evaluations, and project manages funded projects and external collaborations. Prior to joining TIDO, Carla was a postdoctoral scientist in the Orthopaedics Research Department at BCH. She was the recipient of an NIH F32 NRSA fellowship to support her postdoctoral research as well as an NSF GRFP recipient for her graduate research. Carla received her Bachelor of Science in Biological and Agricultural Engineering from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA. She earned a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering at North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Carla has authored and co-authored 11 peer-reviewed publications in the fields of tissue engineering and wound repair.