Nikki Ballin, PhD.

Senior Client Strategist

Dr. Nikki Ballin received her Ph.D. in Biochemistry – Biomedical Sciences and Molecular Biology from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Her doctorate and post-doctorate research focused on the molecular mechanisms governing glutamate transport with substantial contributions to conformational dynamics, ion, and substrate selectivity. Dr. Ballin is the recipient of many awards and honors and has authored and co-authored numerous publications.

Dr. Ballin has also served as a lecturer and course instructor for a large variety of college courses ranging from pharmacology and biochemistry to advanced chemistry.

As a strategist, Dr. Ballin utilizes her extensive scientific knowledge and her deep understanding of the non-dilutive funding landscape to match FreeMind clients with the most appropriate non-dilutive funding sources and to devise competitive granting strategies.