Our Team

Senior Management Team

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Lesley Millar-Nicholson
Executive Director, TLO, OSATT

617-253-1039

 

Leads the TLO staff who manage the intellectual assets and tech transfer process for MIT’s inventions.

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Lauren Foster
Associate Director, Licensing

617-253-1036

 

Manages Life Sciences Technology Licensing Team

Director of IP and Strategic Alliances at Koch Institute

Protein Engineering, RNAI, Research Tools, Medicine, Medical Devices, Cell Biology, Biotechnology, Diagnostics
Jodie Richardson
Associate Director, Operations

617-258-8329

 

Manages Office Operations & Information Technology Team

Sanjay Ray
Interim Financial Manager

617-253-1020

 

Manages Financial Operations Team

Deirdre Zammit
Associate Director, Licensing

617-253-5803

 

Manages the Physical Sciences, Software, & Copyright Licensing Team

Aerospace, Communications, Devices, Electronics, Energy Technology, Instruments, Lincoln Laboratory, Materials Engineering, Mechanical Devices, Physical Sciences, Robotics, Semiconductors, Sensors

Jonathan Hromi
Associate Director, Intellectual Property

617-258-6729

 

Manages Patent Administration Team

Life Sciences Technology Licensing Officers

Ben Rockney
Technology Licensing Officer

617-258-7159

 

Medical Devices, Cell Biology, Analytical Instrumentation, Digital Imaging, Photonics, Diagnostics, Biomaterials, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

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Christina Hedberg
Technology Licensing Officer

617-258-8327

 

Biological Science, Biologics, Biomaterials, BioPharmaceuticals, Biotechnology, Economics, Drug Delivery, Synthetic Biology, Therapeutics, Tissue Engineering, Vaccines

Jim Roberts
Technology Licensing Officer

617-258-6608

 

Biologics, BioPharmaceuticals, Biotechnology, Cell Biology, Diagnostics, Digital Imaging, Drug Delivery, Immunotherapy, Lincoln Laboratory, Media Laboratory, Mouse Models, Optics, Protein Engineering, Research Tools, RNAI, Sensors, SMART, Therapeutics, Vaccines

 

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Lorraine Laham
Technology Licensing Officer

617-258-7603

 

Biologics, Biomaterials, BioPharmaceuticals, Biotechnology, Cell Biology, Drug Delivery, Medical Devices, Therapeutics, Tissue Engineering

Physical Sciences, Software, & Copyright Technology Licensing Officers

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Nestor Franco
Technology Licensing Officer

617-258-8645

 

Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials, Nanotechnology, Batteries, Cleantech, Lincoln Laboratory

Kennedy Nyairo
Technology Licensing Officer

617-258-8938

 

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

Cordellia Sita
Technology Licensing Officer

617-258-7606

 

Chemistry, Materials, Cleantech, Mechanical Systems

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Paul Sorkin
Intellectual Property Portfolio Associate

617-258-6046

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Kevin Hogan
Technology Licensing Officer

617-258-7605

 

Software, Communications, Algorithms, Cybersecurity, Information and Data Technology

Technology Licensing Associates

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Neilia Gracias
Technology Licensing Associate

617-258-7148

 

Assists Lorraine with licensing. 

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Claire Wright
Technology Licensing Associate

617-253-3736

 

Assists Cordellia and Linda with licensing. 

Chris Vallace
Chris Vallace
Technology Licensing Associate

617-258-0405

Assists Christina with licensing. 

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Kate Beriont
Sr. Technology Licensing Associate

617-258-9301

 

Assists Ben and Lauren with licensing.

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Lynn Liu
Sr. Technology Licensing Associate

617-258-8699

 

Assists Kevin with software licensing. 

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Amelia McGowan
Sr. Technology Licensing Associate

617-258-7146

 

Assists Deirdre and Nestor with licensing.

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Aidan Fowler
Sr. Technology Licensing Associate

617-253-9251

 

Assists Kevin with licensing.

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Angela Park
Technology Licensing Associate

617-258-7167

 

Assists Jim with licensing.

Financial Operations

Gloria Garrison
IP Billing Coordinator

617-253-9884

 

Manages accounts payables for law firms and joint owners

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Nick Northrup
Interim Royalty Distribution & Equity Coordinator

617-253-3052

 

Manages royalty revenue distribution and equity

Alex Vassilakis
Financial Assistant

617-258-8929

Andrew Donaghey
Accounts Receivable Specialist

617-253-9888

 

Manages recievables, drafts invoices, and collects royalty reports. 

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Rachel McKay
Finance & IP Assistant

617-258-7114

 

Assists the finance team and patent team in day-to-day tasks. 

Mike Sim
Agreement Finance Associate

617-258-5334

Patent Administration

Abram Barrett
Intellectual Property Special Projects Manager

617-253-9883

 

Manages patent database integrity and other special projects. 

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Erin Murphy
Sr. Administrative Assistant, Trademark/Patent Administration

617-258-8542

 

Manages MIT's trademark licensing program. 

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Elena Incardona
IPIA Compliance Assistant

617-258-8335

 

Assists in IPIA processing. 

Susan Oujli
Senior Intellectual Property Paralegal

617-253-3872

 

Assists the Physical Sciences licensing team and works directly with law firms. 

Laura Lapsley
Senior Intellectual Property Paralegal

617-252-1872

 

Assists the Life Sciences licensing team and works directly with law firms. 

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Caroline Basque
IPIA and IP Agreement Administrator

617-258-7607

 

Manages NDA's, joint invention agreements (JIAs), and the IPIA processes. 

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Amanda Hall
Intellectual Property Assistant

617-253-1037

 

Assists the patent group with document processing, reporting, and prior art searches. 

Communications

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Robyn Bunch
Communications & Marketing Manager

617-324-2386

 

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

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Hara Gkarramone
Marketing Program Associate

617-253-3756

 

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

617-253-1038

 

Manages and troubleshoots TLO's business applications as well as database management, data analytics and tableau development. 

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Office Operations & Information Technology
Molly Keane
Operations Associate

617-253-6966

 

Oversees the TLO’s background IP review process and assists with facilities and operational support.

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Office Operations & Information Technology
Brendan Mahoney
Compliance Manager

617-253-1046

 

Manages TLO’s funding compliance processes, data and ongoing activities to meet sponsor related obligations.

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Office Operations & Information Technology
Ruth Exilus
Compliance Assistant

Facilitates federal funding compliance activities and iEdison reporting.

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Office Operations & Information Technology
Allie Margerison
Compliance Coordinator

617-253-9882

 

Facilitates funding compliance efforts for federal and non-federal sponsor obligations.

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Office Operations & Information Technology
Paul Morrison
IT Manager

617-258-9408

 

Manages the IT needs of the TLO and OSATT-Core. 

Office Operations & Information Technology
Marieta Hurtado
HR Administrator

617-258-8577

 

Oversees recruiting, onboarding, employee relations and ensures we are following MIT HR policies & practices.

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Office Operations & Information Technology
Carmen Atkins
Senior Operations Associate

617-258-6649

 

Manages new disclosures, thesis holds, archiving and special projects. 

Administrative Assistants

Ashley Dessources
Administrative Assistant

617-258-6859

 

Assists Deirdre, Kennedy, Linda, Myron, and Nestor

Maria Byerly
Administrative Assistant to Senior Management Team

TLO Interns

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William Howland
Marketing Intern
Hanna Chastain
Marketing Intern
Jared Lipsey
Marketing Intern
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Stephanie Head
Marketing Intern
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Hannah Burnau
TenU Marketing Intern
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Trish Patnaik
Marketing Intern