Dr. Flores-Saaib is Director of Commercialization for the Office of Innovation and Commercialization (OIC) at UC San Diego. Ruben has held a variety of positions with increased responsibilities in R&D, marketing, business development and technology commercialization. Prior to joining UC San Diego Ruben was Vice President of Business Development and Technology Transfer for the Los Angeles BioMedical Research Institute at Harbor UCLA Medical Center, where he focused on fostering the entrepreneurial ecosystem for startups in Los Angeles. His professional career also includes Becton Dickinson, Biosite, Chemicon (now Millipore-Sigma), and GenWay. Ruben received a PhD in Chemistry and Biochemistry from UCLA and a BS in Biology from UABC.