Allison Hubel

Founder and Chief Science Officer

Dr. Hubel is a Professor in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Minnesota and Director of the Technology Leadership Institute. She is President-elect of the Society for Cryobiology. Dr. Hubel has studied both basic science and translational issues behind preservation.  Her work spans from the study of molecular mechanisms of damage during preservation to the development of technology to improve preservation outcomes. She is currently Chief Science Officer of Evia Bio, a startup company based on the preservation technology developed in her lab. As co-PI for the MN-REACH commercialization hub and faculty lead for the University of Minnesota Great Lakes I-Corps Hub site, Dr. Hubel has been involved in working with faculty interested in commercialization of academic research. Dr. Hubel has published numerous scientific articles in the field of preservation, and she is the author of, “Preservation of Cells: a Practical Manual” published in 2018. She is a former deputy editor of Biopreservation and Biobanking and received the Outstanding Achievement in Biobanking Award from International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories.