Elinor Banai received her MSc in Biomedical Sciences from the “Vrije Universiteit” in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, with specializations in Infectious Diseases and Immunology. After graduation, Elinor worked as a Research Scientist at diverse highly ranked research institutions in Israel. Prior to joining TheraNova, she worked at FreeMind Group as an R&D grant writing consultant, where she worked with various academic institutions and small business concerns across the life sciences to help them secure non-dilutive R&D funding from US Federal sources, such as the NIH, DoD, BARDA, NSF, as well as private foundations. She has assisted in obtaining several grants for her clients, including a $23MM BARDA contract for a renowned foreign company. At TheraNova, Elinor is involved in writing grants for the various ongoing biomedical engineering projects.