Mike Hinton, PhD
Manager, Market Intelligence
6054 S. Drexel Ave., Suite 405
Chicago IL 60637
Mike Hinton, PhD, serves as a manager, market intelligence, at the University of Chicago’s Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Mike’s responsibilities include sourcing industry partners for the commercialization of a diverse portfolio of University intellectual property. He also identifies and monitors market trends and supports optimization of strategies for introducing technologies into the competitive environment.
Mike holds a PhD in microbiology and immunology from Virginia Commonwealth University and conducted research on the hepatotoxic effects of anti-HIV therapeutics under a National Institute of Health fellowship. Prior to joining Polsky, Mike served on the board of directors of Colonial Scientific, a laboratory and medical supplier primarily serving the northeast region. He also worked as a chemist for Chemtool Incorporated providing technically oriented project management and sales support. He also volunteered as a technical consultant with the Chicago Inventors Organization working with early stage medical device companies addressing patentability and marketability of inventions.
In his spare time, Mike enjoys spending time with family, live music shows, and outdoor recreational activities.