Tim Tripp

Portrait of Tim Tripp

Tim Tripp, MS, MBA, PMP

TLI Faculty, Capstone Advisor, Technological Leadership Institute


Carlson School of Management
University of Minnesota

Master of Science in Microbial Pathogenesis
University of Minnesota

Bachelor of Science in Microbiology
University of Minnesota


Tim Tripp is the Director of Cell and Gene Therapy Operations at Be The Match Biotherapies. His team works with commercial cell therapy developers and manufacturers to increase treatment options for patients with cancers and other diseases. Prior to Be The Match, Tim served as Assistant Director of the former Office of University Economic Development (UED) at the University of Minnesota, the Director of the Biotechnology Resource Center (BRC), and the Assistant Director of the Biotechnology Institute (BTI). In the BRC he provided contract biotechnology and fermentation services to industry in partnership with academia. In the BTI he was part of the top administration of a world-class research institute in biotechnology.

Tim was also the Vice President of Corporate Development, Scientist and Program Manager at a start-up vaccine research and development company located in St. Paul, MN. Here, Tim managed a multi-million dollar Department of Defense contract developing biodefense vaccines. In addition, Tim has worked for various private and publicly traded pharmaceutical/medical device manufacturers providing product, and process development for drugs and devices for human use and as a consultant to life science-based industries. Before this, he gained experience in a gram-positive pathogenesis research laboratory where he developed expertise in infectious disease models, molecular biology, and microbiology. He has co-authored multiple peer-reviewed journal articles and presented internationally on various aspects of staphylococcus, streptococcus and enterococcus pathogenesis.

Alternate Job Roles
Director of Specialized Services, Be the Match

M.S. in Medical Device Innovation