Our Team

Senior Management Team

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Lesley Millar-Nicholson
Director, TLO
Director, Catalysts, OSATT
Lauren Foster
Associate Director

Manages Life Sciences Technology Licensing Team

Director of IP and Strategic Alliances at Koch Institute

Medicine, Cell Biology, Biotechnology, Diagnostics
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Zineta Borogovac
Assistant Director, Finance

Manages Financial Operations Team

Deirdre Zammit
Associate Director

Manages the Physical Sciences, Software, & Copyright Licensing Team

Semiconductor Materials, Devices, Electronics

Jonathan Hromi
Assistant Director, Intellectual Property

Manages Patent Administration Team

Jodie Richardson
Assistant Director, Operations

Manages Office Operations & Information Technology Team

Life Sciences Technology Licensing Officers

Ben Rockney
Technology Licensing Officer

Medical Devices, Cell Biology, Analytical Instrumentation, Digital Imaging, Photonics

Christina Hedberg
Technology Licensing Officer

Biotechnology, Therapeutics, Biomaterials, Biological Science, Tissue Engineering, Diagnostics

Jim Roberts
Technology Licensing Officer

Diagnostics, Imaging, Biologics, Optics, Radiation, Nutraceuticals

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Lorraine Laham
Technology Licensing Officer

BioPharmaceuticals, Biotechnology, Medical Devices

Physical Sciences, Software, & Copyright Technology Licensing Officers

Myron Kassaraba
Technology Licensing Officer

Software, Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning, Imaging and Computer Vision, Communications

Linda Chao
Technology Licensing Officer

Physical Sciences, Communications, Materials, Nanotechnology, Electronics, Semiconductors

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Nestor Franco
Technology Licensing Officer

Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials, Nanotechnology

Kennedy Nyairo
Technology Licensing Officer

Material Engineering, Photonics, Sensors, Optical Networking, Optical Components, Nanotechnology

Cordellia Sita
Technology Licensing Officer

Technology Licensing Associates

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Josh Rand
Technology Licensing Associate

Assists Ben and Lorraine with licensing.

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Aidan Fowler
Technology Licensing Associate

Assists Myron with licensing.

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Angela Park
Technology Licensing Associate

Assists Jim Roberts with licensing.

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Neilia Gracias
Technology Licensing Associate

Assists Lauren with licensing. 

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Kate Beriont
Sr. Technology Licensing Associate

Assists Ben and Lauren with licensing.

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Caitlyn Ward
Sr. Technology Licensing Associate

Assists Deirdre, Kennedy and Cordellia with licensing. 

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Meredith Noble
Sr. Technology Licensing Associate

Assists Christina and Lauren with licensing. 

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Lynn Liu
Sr. Technology Licensing Associate

Assists Myron with software licensing. 

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Alexis D'Alessandro
Sr. Technology Licensing Associate

Assists Linda with licensing.

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Amelia McGowan
Sr. Technology Licensing Associate

Assists Deirdre and Nestor with licensing.

Financial Operations

Sanjay Ray
Royalty Distribution and Equity Coordinator

Royalty revenue distribution; Equity

Gloria Garrison
Financial Assistant

Accounts Payable; Legal Bills

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Nick Northrup
Financial Coordinator

Collection Specialist

Andrew Donaghey
Accounts Receivable Specialist
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Rachel McKay
Finance & IP Assistant

Patent Administration

Abram Barrett
Intellectual Property Special Projects Manager

Physical Sciences

Susan Oujli
Senior Intellectual Property Paralegal

Assists the Physical Sciences licensing team

Laura Lapsley
Senior Intellectual Property Paralegal

Assists the Life Sciences licensing team

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Caroline Basque
IPIA and IP Agreement Administrator
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Amanda Hall
Intellectual Property Assistant
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Elena Incardona
IPIA Compliance Assistant

MIT Use of Name & Trademark

Peter Bebergal
Technology Licensing Officer
Use of Names, Trademark
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Erin Murphy
Trademark & Use of Name Sr. Administrative Assistant

Assists Peter with Trademark licensing and Use of Name


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Robyn Bunch
Communications & Marketing Manager

Oversees all TLO communications, outreach, and marketing programs. Manages TLO Marketing Interns.

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Hara Gkarramone
Marketing Program Coordinator

Manages daily marketing and communication efforts for the TLO. Coordinates social media updates and content. 

Office Operations & Information Technology

Office Operations & Information Technology
Jeff Lura
Senior Analyst Programmer

Database Management, Data Analytics, Tableau Development

Office Operations & Information Technology
Tenzom Shongnak
Compliance Administrator
Office Operations & Information Technology
Alexandra Ramos
Operations Associate
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Office Operations & Information Technology
Allie Margerison
Federal Compliance Assistant
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Office Operations & Information Technology
Paul Morrison
IT Manager
Office Operations & Information Technology
Marieta Hurtado
HR Administrator

Administrative Assistants

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Chanel Palmer
Administrative Assistant to the Senior Management Team

Assists TLO Senior Management Team

Ashley Dessources
Administrative Assistant

Assists Deirdre, Kennedy, Linda, Myron, and Nestor

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Anupa Dhungel
Administrative Assistant

Assists Lauren, Ben, Christina, Jim R. and Lorraine