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Marsha Rolle

Associate Director, Life Science / BioPILOT Programs; Research Professor, Chemical Engineering

Marsha Rolle, Ph.D. is a professor of biomedical engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in Worcester, MA, and co-director of the Cell Engineering Research Equipment Suite (CERES@WPI), developed with the MBI biotech incubator and funded by the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center. Rolle represents WPI as a co-lead of BioConnects New England, a tri-state coalition focused on growing a more sustainable, equitable biotechnology industry. She is passionate about commercial translation of biomedical technologies and cultivating an entrepreneurial mindset in her students.

A native New Englander, Rolle grew up in Freeport, Maine and earned her BS degree in Biochemistry from Brown University in Providence, RI. After graduation, she joined Sulzer Innotec (Austin, TX), a subsidiary of SulzerMedica, to develop drug delivery technologies for medical devices. Rolle later earned a PhD in Bioengineering at the University of Washington and postdoctoral training at the Benaroya Research Institute in Seattle.