Entrepreneur of The Year: Pataigin Founder Prof. Robert Ernst

Professor Robert Ernst, a founder of Pataigin, has been named the 2019 University of Maryland, Baltimore Entrepreneur of the Year. Prof. Ernst is Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Microbial Pathogenesis, School of Dentistry, University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB). This prestigious award was made in part for Ernst’s work in translating his research into Pataigin.

In 2017, Ernst was honored as UMB’s Researcher of the Year. Thus over the course of three years, Ernst has received important University awards for both basic research and transnational science.

Prof. Ernst’s 2019 Founders Week Entrepreneur of the Year Lecture, “Pathogens, Patents, and Pataigin: Delivering Diagnostic Development” is below.