Gianny has a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from University of South Carolina, Upstate. While he has spent his career associated with academic institutions, he has also worked closely with industry sponsors contracting research with VU and VUMC. Prior to joining CTTC, Seema was a fellow at the Business Development and Strategy division and a postdoctoral fellow in Human Biology division at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Sherrie received both her Masters of Accountancy and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Tennessee and is a CPA (Inactive). Phone: 615.343.2430 Fax: 615.343.4419. In his previous position, Ty managed the contracts office within The University of Memphis' Office of Sponsored Programs. Prior to joining CTTC, Joseph was the Systems Administrator for the Freedom Forum & First Amendment Center located at the Seigenthaler Center on Vanderbilt's Peabody campus. from Kaplan University in Financial Analysis, and an M.L.I. Vanderbilt’s Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization (CTTC) and Memphis Bioworks will introduce educational entrepreneurship programming, mentorship and strategic networks developed by Bioworks and its affiliate organizations to Vanderbilt faculty, staff and students. Senior Licensing Officer, Biomedical Engineering. Vanderbilt team builds miniature capsule robots, heads to NSF I-Corps. We accomplish this by: serving as a conduit for the transfer of promising Vanderbilt technologies to industry; Messaging the innovations created by Vanderbilt’s faculty and researchers. If there is an emergency off campus, call 911. from the University of Maryland School of Law. He is admitted to practice law in Maryland and before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and is a member of the Association of University Technology Managers. Prior to joining CTTC, Angela worked at Vanderbilt in Enrollment Management for 14 years. Prior to joining the CTTC, Clarissa was a postdoctoral fellow at the Medical College of Wisconsin, Department of Physiology. in Neuropharmacology & Imaging Methods from the Vanderbilt School of Medicine. in Neuroscience at the University of Toronto. Joseph received his BS in MIS from Lipscomb University and holds an AS in Communications Technologies from Nashville State Technical College. degree in 1984. All rights reserved. Ken was in the biopharmaceutical industry for seven years, at Magainin Pharmaceuticals and Genaera Corporation, where he was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. He was the recipient of numerous technology transfer awards including a R&D 100 Award. Prior to joining CTTC, Karen held research positions at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center where she conducted research in infectious diseases and reproductive endocrinology. He received a Bachelor of Technology degree in Metallurgy from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India, and subsequently received MS and Ph.D. degrees in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Tennessee. Center for Technology Transfer & Commercialization (CTTC) The Center for Technology Transfer & Commercialization‘s mission is to provide professional commercialization services to the Vanderbilt community, thus optimizing the flow of innovation to the marketplace and generating revenue that supports future research activities, while having a positive impact on society. Prior to that, he worked in several business and legal positions. Lu Ellen has been employed at Vanderbilt for a number of years, initially as an RN in the SICU. Tom has a diverse background in life sciences, which include a bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2002), and a Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University in Microbiology and Immunology (2008). Ken received his residency training in internal medicine and in anesthesiology at Johns Hopkins Hospital and University, and in pulmonary medicine at the National Institutes of Health. He also spent time as a technology transfer intern at CTTC. Michael joined CTTC in September 2011 and is responsible for commercializing life science technologies. Albright and Powell urge national unity, rebuilding during Vanderbilt Chancellor’s Lecture. Mr. Darrell Thompson. Peter joined CTTC in May 2003 and works with Vanderbilt faculty who develop software, educational products, content and medical devices. Vanderbilt University is committed to principles of equal opportunity and affirmative action. She has served Vanderbilt University in a variety of capacities for more than 25 years, and her vast knowledge and experience allow her to efficiently manage various functions of the CTTC team. Ty brings extensive transactional legal experience to his position, as well as significant higher education administration experience. Philip received his B.S. Chris Harris joined the Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization (CTTC) in October 2011 and is responsible for leading all licensing activities. Christopher Aiken, Ph.D. Prior to his career in licensing, he was a Senior Process Scientist at Abbott Laboratories where he oversaw the manufacturing of diagnostic assays for human blood borne pathogens. Johns Hopkins University awarded him the M.D. Site Development: Digital Strategies (Division of Communications) Next. Tom joined CTTC in January 2012 as a Licensing Analyst and is now a Senior Licensing Officer for life sciences where he is responsible for managing technologies and has front-line responsibility for drafting and negotiating license agreements. CTTC encourages Vanderbilt faculty and staff to contact the office with questions about technology transfer and the Vanderbilt commercialization process at 615-343-2430 or cttc@vanderbilt.edu. Before joining industry, Margaret was an instructor and research fellow at Harvard Medical School. (The non-emergency VUPD number is (615) 322-2745.) Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization1207 17th Avenue South, Suite 105 Sarah Sommer joined CTTC in August of 2015 and is responsible for coordinating communication and outreach efforts for the center. Sean joined CTTC in July 2018 and assists with managing the center's financial affairs. George has a wide-range of experience in biomedical research and business development, which includes work in PET/CT, MRI, cancer, neuropharmacology, electrophysiology, and ophthalmology. Karen received a bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from Tennessee State University, a master’s degree in Health Administration from the University of Memphis, and a doctorate degree in Health Administration from Central Michigan University. Prior to joining CTTC, Jody was an intern at the Office of Technology Development at the Penn State College of Medicine. Before the Cleveland Clinic, he served as the Associate Director of the University of Virginia’s Patent Foundation. He is also a member of the Association of University Technology Managers and the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society. Vanderbilt®, Vanderbilt University®, V Oak Leaf Design®, Star V Design® and Anchor Down® are trademarks of The Vanderbilt University. Sarah has lived in Nashville since 2008 and comes from a background in communications and marketing for online news sites and tech companies. Prior to joining CTTC, she was an independent consultant in the oncology sector for biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies. Alan joined CTTC in June 2011 and is responsible for directing all aspects of the office, focusing on faculty service and transactional efficiency. Kenneth J. Holroyd, M.D., MBA is Medical Director for the Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization, and also holds appointments as Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research, and Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Medicine. Clarissa completed her Ph.D. in Physiology at the Medical College of Wisconsin and her B.Sc. Becky Mullen joined CTTC in September 2011 and is primarily responsible for supporting Assistant Vice Chancellor Alan Bentley and Medical Director Ken Holroyd. Campus Mailing Address: Box 320 GPC. Prior to Vanderbilt, Alan served for five years as the Director of Commercialization for Cleveland Clinic Innovations, that health care center’s technology commercialization function. She comes to Vanderbilt from University of Massachusetts Memorial Heart & Vascular Center. At Vanderbilt his clinical practice of medicine is in Anesthesiology. The Cooperative Human Tissue Network - Western Division at Vanderbilt University Medical Center is one of six institutions apart of the network funded by the National Cancer Institute to procure and distribute remnant human tissues and fluids to biomedical researchers throughout the United States, Canada and now internationally.. George received a B.A. Prior to joining CTTC, Brad worked as a Data Analyst in Vanderbilt's Utilization Management Department following his work in various positions in the Medical Information Services Department. Quick Facts History of Vanderbilt Vanderbilt University, located in Nashville, Tenn., is a private research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. Jan. 12, 2015— Article courtesy of Vanderbilt CTTC Having spent the last decade researching and working on the development of medical capsule robots, Vanderbilt University School of Engineering’s Pietro Valdastri is no stranger to innovation, nor to the National Science Foundation’s Innovation Corps. Alan is a registered patent agent and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Association of University Technology Managers. For several years after college he was the Director of Music at St. Joseph Church in Strongsville, Ohio. Ashok is a metallurgist by training and stays involved in the technical community through teaching and advising activities. For general Career Management Center inquiries, contact: owencmc@vanderbilt.edu Phone: 615.322.4069 Fax: 615.343.4661 Assisting with the creation and launch of start-up companies developing Vanderbilt-created technologies. Licensing Vanderbilt inventions to industry for development into products that benefit society. Ashok is the co-author of two books on failure analysis. 185 likes. The New Ventures Team serves as a reliable partner for the Vanderbilt faculty, staff, and students, as well as local and regional entrepreneurs who are exploring new ventures based on Vanderbilt … Jul. Masood received his Ph.D. in 2010 from the Virginia Tech-Wake Forest University School of Biomedical Engineering, working at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine where he worked on developing tissue engineered skeletal muscle constructs for functional repair in a rodent injury model. She earned her B.S. Gianny joined CTTC in July 2015 and is responsible for daily support, maintenance, design, and administration of the CTTC site. Faculty : Staff : Financial : University : Factbook Map: Select a section: Download to: X L o a d i n g E x t e r n a l p a g e... University Links . Prior to Infinity, she was a director at Millennium Pharmaceuticals where she led Cell and Molecular Oncology and was the discovery leader on the VelcadeTM product development team. Jody has experience across the spectrum of translational medicine, which includes work in an academic research laboratory, a contract research organization, a pharmacy, and direct patient care. Seema received her Bachelor of Science in Zoology with honors from University of Delhi, a Master of Science in Biological Sciences from University at Buffalo (SUNY), and a Ph.D. in Oncology from Vanderbilt University, School of Medicine. Prior to joining Vanderbilt, Sean was a Financial Analyst at Epic in Verona, Wisconsin. Vanderbilt Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization, Nashville, TN. CTTC is committed to supporting new venture activity and entrepreneurship involving Vanderbilt technologies. Read more Staff Directory Vanderbilt University Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization 1207 17th Avenue South, Suite 105 Nashville, Tennessee 37212. Previously he was a faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania and at Johns Hopkins University, where his research interests included the genetics and molecular biology of asthma. Jul. Areas of Interest: Infectious Diseases and Immunity; Protein Structure & Function; High-Throughput Technology Member: VI4: A-5301 MCN Karen is a member of the Association of University Technology Managers, the Licensing Executive Society, and the National Association of Health Services Executives. Peter joined CTTC in May 2003 and works with Vanderbilt faculty who develop software, educational products, content and medical devices. She holds a Master’s degree in Regulatory Affairs for Drugs, Devices and Biologics from Northeastern University in Boston, and a BSN degree from Austin Peay University. Commercialization via licensing to industry partners. Prior to that, Taylor was an Associate at the law firm of Dickstein Shapiro in Washington, D.C., where he focused primarily on patent prosecution and litigation. Nashville, Tennessee  37212-2838 Margaret joined CTTC in June of 2018 and serves as Alliance Manager for Ancora Innovation, the collaboration with Deerfield Management. George is a member of the Project Management Institute with a PMP certification. Karen joined CTTC in November 1999 and is responsible for commercializing life science technologies. Article courtesy of Vanderbilt CTTC Having spent the last decade researching and working on the development of medical capsule robots, Vanderbilt University School of Engineering’s Pietro Valdastri is no stranger to innovation, nor to the National Science Foundation’s Innovation Corps. In 2003, he became a registered U.S. Patent Agent and in 2008 he became a Certified Licensing Professional. Brad joined CTTC in December 2001 and is responsible for funding sponsor reporting and compliance as well as managing daily operations and improvement projects for the department's database. Engaging with industry to develop research support opportunities for Vanderbilt researchers. He moved back to Columbus and worked as a legal assistant with Dreitler True, LLC, an intellectual property boutique firm focusing in trademark law, from 2012 to 2015. Jody joined CTTC in October of 2012 and is responsible for evaluating the patentability and market potential of life science technologies. Margaret brings extensive experience in drug discovery and development to Ancora Innovation, including filing IND's, leading cross-functional project teams through clinical proof-of-concept studies, and bringing a first-in-class drug to market. Masood is a member of Association of University Technology Managers, where he serves on the Membership Committee, and the Licensing Executives Society. Masood joined CTTC in February 2012 and is responsible for identifying, protecting and marketing technologies in both physical and life sciences, as well as managing the licensing activities for VU e-Innovations. She started her career in drug discovery at ProScript as a senior scientist and leader of the Cell Cycle team. Prior to his career in higher education research, he was a litigation attorney in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Mr. Darrell Thompson is currently serving as Human Resource Technician for Vanderbilt University AROTC, he can be reached by phone at (615) 343-7616 office, (615) 389-3247 cell or by email at darrell.thompson@vanderbilt.edu.. Mr. Thompson joined the “Go Gold” Battalion in May of 2018 after serving as the Marketing and Advertising manager for 7 th Brigade Army ROTC HQ. in Mechanical Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University and his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Vanderbilt University. Prior to joining CTTC, Masood was a technology transfer intern and a post-doctoral research fellow at Wake Forest University. Staff Directory For Student Inventors CTTC Inventor Brochures. If your or someone you know needs immediate medical assistance, they should visit the nearest emergency room. CTTC bridges the gap between academia and industry by moving innovative products from the lab bench to the marketplace. He also worked on cardiovascular bioengineering, specifically evaluating the impact of smooth muscle seeding on structural, biomechanical, and physiological characteristics of tissue engineered blood vessels, using a sheep carotid-jugular fistula model. Masood is a winner of  2014 Howard Bremer Scholarship awarded by the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM). "There's always potential for a diamond in the rough," he said. Vanderbilt signs licensing, research agreements to develop new approach to schizophrenia treatment. Ty joined CTTC in September 2020 and is responsible for handling and negotiating Material Transfer Agreements, Confidential Disclosure Agreements, and CTTC related Sponsored Research Agreements. Prior to joining CTTC, Phil was a graduate student at Vanderbilt University in the Medical Engineering and Discovery Lab led by Dr. Robert Webster III. The Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization (CTTC) leads the submission on behalf of Vanderbilt University, which has now won a R&D 100 Award three years in a row. Margaret previously served as vice president of Portfolio and Product Development at Infinity Pharmaceuticals. Joseph joined CTTC in July 2013 and is responsible for daily support, maintenance, and administration of department PCs and servers in accordance with best practices. He is past Co-Chair of the Public-Private Partnership Committee of the National Institutes of Health’s Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Program. Before joining CTTC, Taylor handled the commercialization of engineering and life science technologies at The Johns Hopkins University. Prior to joining CTTC, George managed the operations of the Vanderbilt Ophthalmic Contract Research Organization within VUMC and prior to that for the Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science. She is currently studying Accounting and has an Associate's degree in Business Management. Prior to joining CTTC, Gianny worked as a Project Coordinator and Drupal Web developer for Information International Associates contracted out to the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Scientific and Technical Information in addition to Freelance work for Leon Russell and other local Bands and companies. In his graduate work, Phil developed a number of needle-sized surgical robots and tools in collaboration with expert surgeons for the treatment of diseases in the lung and brain. It’s … Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization. Email: Business Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm from Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, and his B.A. Email Signatures; I Need Help View my Help Requests. Campus Mailing Address: Box 320 GPCPhone: 615.343.2430Fax: 615.343.4419. The CTTC’s mission is to provide professional commercialization services to the Vanderbilt community, thus optimizing the flow of innovation to the marketplace and generating revenue that supports future research activities, while having a positive impact on society. In the summer of 2015, Tom moved to Nashville where he worked as a paralegal in Baker Donelson’s intellectual property group. Chris received his doctorate in nuclear physics from the University of Virginia in 2001. Facilitating start-up company development, launch and growth. Prior to joining CTTC, Chris was the Associate Director for Licensing at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colorado where he managed a team of licensing executives. Assisting faculty with regulatory and IRB issues. She is currently attending Belmont University. Alan received his masters degree in physics from the University of Virginia, and separate bachelors degrees in electrical engineering and in physics from Carnegie Mellon University. Jody received a B.S. Nadine joined CTTC in July 2018 and is responsible for administrative support for a variety of department functions including staff support, scheduling, detailed data collection and entry, procurement, and assisting in government reporting activities. He is also an active member of the Association of University Technology Managers and helped create and manage the AUTM TransACT database for deal comps. Joining Vanderbilt University in 2005, Ken is on the Board of Directors of Cumberland Emerging Technologies, the Tennessee Technology Development Corporation, Informatics Corporation of America (ICA), Acuitec, digiChart, and Friends in Global Health. 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