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Lydia McClure

Lydia McClure

National Science Foundation

Lydia McClure is the Program Director for the Innovation-Corps (I-Corps) program at the National Science Foundation (NSF). Prior to joining the NSF, Lydia was a national instructor for the I-Corps program based out of the Southwest I-Corps node. In addition to her work with I-Corps, Lydia was the Director of the university-focused, pre-seed portfolio at The Austin Technology Incubator (ATI). The capstone program of her portfolio was Student Entrepreneur Acceleration and Launch (S.E.A.L.) held in partnership with the Kauffman Foundation. Lydia spent 10 years with The University of Texas at Austin studying human disease, identifying ways to monetize university research, and as a Venture Partner with Texas Venture Labs. She earned a BA with a concentration in Biochemistry from Carleton College and PhD in molecular biology from the University of Texas at Austin.