Sean Liebscher grew up in Colorado Springs, CO. He attended the University of Notre Dame and graduated in 2013 with a B.S. in Biochemistry. Before continuing on to pursue a career in medicine, he was looking for an opportunity to develop the business skills that would aid him in his future career. He enrolled in the ESTEEM program because it allowed him to work on those skills and at the same time stay in touch with the scientific and medical fields.
Sean chose to work with Dr. Richard Taylor for his thesis project to develop novel pharmaceutical treatments for the rare genetic disease, Niemann-Pick Type C (NPC). He developed a plan to take drug product from Dr. Taylor’s lab, through the FDA approval process, and into commercial markets.
After graduating from ESTEEM, Sean matriculated to Loyola Stritch School of Medicine in Chicago, where he is studying to be a physician. He is also continuing to work with five of his fellow ESTEEM classmates to manage South Bend Student Housing, a company that they founded during one of their courses, to help students in South Bend find housing.