Christine Dixon Thiesing

Christine Dixon Thiesing, MBA

Director of Academic Programs,
South Carolina Research Authority

South Carolina Research Authority

Christine Dixon Thiesing’s career has been divided between business development, finance and accounting roles in academic startups and fostering the startup ecosystem. As Director of Academic Innovations at SCRA, she cultivates academic startups, fosters commercially relevant academic research, connects industry needs with academia, and facilitates multi-institutional academic research.

In 2015, Christine founded CuRE Innovations, an advanced dental materials company that is developing advanced materials incorporating copper iodide particles to improve dental outcomes. CuRE is developing its lead product, a prolonged longevity adhesive for use with resin-based composite restorations, along with several additional materials to improve oral health.