Brandon McNaughton

Brandon’s goal is simple: to create new and useful technologies that solve real-world problems. This has spanned his efforts in research, venture capital, and in starting two tech companies over the last 10 years. Now, he is working on a next-generation technology in the life sciences—using microbubbles to capture and isolate cells, DNA, and proteins. He cofounded and has served as CEO of venture-capital backed Akadeum Life Sciences, Inc ( since 2014. Brandon also codeveloped and teaches the entrepreneurship practicum—one of the first courses of its kind—at the University of Michigan, which is the #1 ranked entrepreneurship program in the nation. He earned his PhD in Applied Physics from the University of Michigan and has lived in Ann Arbor for 17 years with his wife and two sons.


Courses Taught:

ENTR 411.003 – Entrepreneurship Practicum