Jeffrey S. Garanich

Executive Director, City Innovations Collaborative (CInC)

Main Affiliation

Biomedical Engineering


Shepard Hall





Jeffrey S. Garanich, Ph.D.

Jeffrey S. Garanich


Ph.D., Bioengineering, 2006, Pennsylvania State University

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, 1999, Pennsylvania State University


2023 - Present: Executive Director, City Innovations Collaborative (CInC) and Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering, City College of New York

2016-2023: Director, Master's in Translational Medicine Program and Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering, City College of New York

2014-2015: Director Business Development, Actuated Medical, Inc.

2012-2014: Director, The Sapphire Group LLC

2011-2012: Preclinical Research Manager, Boston Scientific Corporation

2009-2011: Senior Scientist, Boston Scientific Corporation

2006-2009: Research Scientist, Boston Scientific Corporation

Professional Biography

I am the Executive Director of the City Innovations Collaborative (CInC) and an Adjunct Associate Professor in Biomedical Engineering at The City College of New York (CCNY).  CInC represents City College’s life sciences innovation ecosystem and will be housed in a 36,000 ft2 state-of-the-art incubator facility in the Taystee Lab Building in West Harlem’s Manhattanville Factory District.  In my role, I oversee the development and implementation of programming that will provide a critical pipeline of technology development projects, start-up companies, and talent from across the NYC life sciences ecosystem into the CInC incubator.  I also oversee CInC’s product development and talent and workforce development initiatives and play a leading role in business development efforts intended to recruit tenant companies and technology development opportunities to the CInC incubator.

Previously at CCNY, I served for seven years as the Director of the Master’s in Translational Medicine (MTM), a one-year MS degree program that trains students from diverse educational backgrounds in the core competencies required to successfully carry a medical technology from the lab bench through to the patient bedside.  In this role, I administered MTM’s Biodesign curriculum, managed administration of the remainder of the program’s core curriculum, and led efforts to recruit both students and medical technology industry partners to MTM.  I also worked with senior leadership to develop and implement a strategy to expand the College’s life sciences innovation ecosystem.

Prior to joining CCNY, I served as Director Business Development with Actuated Medical, Inc. (Bellefonte, PA) where I led investor and strategic partner engagements to accelerate device time to market and enhance sales of commercialized products.  I also previously worked as a Director at The Sapphire Group LLC (New York, NY), a holding company with assets in healthcare, new media, energy, education and unique innovations to support counterterrorism.  Here, I led growth initiatives for multiple Sapphire portfolio companies, some of which began with company formation (founder level).  Previous to Sapphire, I spent six years with Boston Scientific Corporation (Marlborough, MA).  During this time, I progressed from a doctoral entry-level position to manage the day-to-day activities of five direct reports along with the operation of a corporate cell biology research laboratory staffed with ten scientists.  I also worked with senior management to propose and develop a cross-Divisional collaboration network to improve communication and eliminate redundancies within the Company’s billion-dollar research and development (R&D) organization and drive the completion of cross-disciplinary medical device R&D projects critical to products’ commercialization. 


BME 45000 - Biomedical Engineering Senior Design I

BME 46000 - Biomedical Engineering Senior Design II

BME I6200 - Cost Analysis and the Business of Translation

BME I6400 - Translational Challenges in Diagnostics, Devices, and Therapeutics

BME I6500 - Capstone Design I: Identifying the Problem

BME I6600 - Capstone Design II: Conceptual Innovation

BME I6700 - Capstone Design III: Translational Solutions

BME I6800 - Clinical Immersion and Need Statement Development

BME I9800 - Independent Project