Luke Thorstenson

Director of Corporate Partnerships


Luke works with industrial partners to establish collaborative opportunities for INBT students, faculty, and researchers. He manages INBT’s longstanding collaboration with The Inter-University MicroElectronics Center (imec) in Leuven, Belgium as part of our NSF-sponsored International Research Experience for Students (IRES) program. Luke also manages the innovative cooperative education program for MS students. Luke worked in the regenerative medicine sector with different organizations such as at the Alliance for Regenerative Medicine, Adjuvant Partners, and Hitachi Chemical. Prior to his work in regenerative medicine, Luke worked in policy and advocacy, both for non-profit organizations as well as in the House of Representatives. Luke has a MBA, with a focus on health care management, from Johns Hopkins Carey Business School and an undergraduate degree in Philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin.