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Our Team

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Managing Director

Josh Geballe

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Managing Director

Intellectual Property and Licensing Services

John W. Puziss, Ph.D.

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Executive Director of Business Development

Diane Harmon

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Director of Intellectual Property Administration

David Lewin, Ph.D.

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Director of Business Development

Hong Peng, Ph.D., M.B.A.

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Senior Associate Director of Business Development

Richard Andersson, M.Eng.

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Associate Director of Business Development

Lolahon Kadiri, M.D., Ph.D.

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Associate Director Business Development Associate

Morag Grassie, Ph.D.

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Associate Director, Business Development & Sr. Associate Director, Blavatnik Fund for Innovation at Yale

DawnMarie Portoff, M.B.A.

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Associate Director, Licensing Compliance

Natasha Samuels

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Intellectual Property Manager

Tina Muzzy, M.B.A.

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Intellectual Property Compliance Associate

Innovation Training & Startups

James Boyle, Ph.D.

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Executive Director, Faculty Entrepreneurship & Venture Development

Clare Leinweber

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Executive Director, The Tsai Center for Innovative Thinking at Yale (Tsai CITY)

Bill Wiesler, Ph.D., M.B.A.

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Director of New Ventures & of Blavatnik Fund for Innovation at Yale

Margaret Cartiera, Ph.D.

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Innovation Director, Yale’s Center for Biomedical Innovation and Technology (CBIT)

Morag Grassie, Ph.D.

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Associate Director, Business Development & Sr. Associate Director, Blavatnik Fund for Innovation at Yale

Michelle Nantel

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CBIT Project Specialist

Corporate Partnerships

Kathy Lynch, M.B.A.

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University Director, Corporate Strategy & Engagement

Lauren Hunt

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Outreach and Corporate Engagement Manager

Daniel Juarez

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Program Coordinator, Corporate Strategy and Engagement

Carol McGrath

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Senior Administrative Assistant

Innovation Community

Michelle McQueen

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Communications Officer

Finance & Operations

Timothy Opstrup, M.B.A.

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Director of Finance & Administration

Kevin Mahoney

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Business Manager

Connie Rowley

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Financial Assistant IV

Lesche’ Brunson

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Senior Administrative Assistant

Olga Rivera

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Operations Coordinator (CT Notary Public)

Lori Schrager

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Senior Administrative Assistant, Blavatnik & Faculty Entrepreneurship Program

Legal

Robert Bienstock, J.D.

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Senior Associate General Counsel, Office of the General Counsel

Alexander Jonghee Han, J.D.

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Associate General Counsel

Human Resources

Timothy Aucoin

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Human Resources Generalist