Steve Viker is an operations manager and supervisor of the Clinical CAR-T program at Mayo Clinic. He played key roles in the development of the CAR-T program from ideation to implementation of the clinical service line. His CAR-T leadership roles included focusing the skills of a large group of diverse collaborators toward a common goal, developing the business plan and inserting a new service line into a long-established, large-volume clinical practice. Prior experiences in entrepreneurship, business development, launching start-ups and introducing emerging technologies into the marketplace were of importance to his CAR-T role.
His research and scientific training, post-graduate degrees and personal interest in the transfer of technology are the foundation for prior roles as well. Much of his career has centered on the introduction of new and emerging technologies in the marketplace. He enjoys being a conduit through which science and business minds collaborate to the benefit of others.