Lolahon Kadiri Joins OCR’s Licensing Team


Lolahon Kadiri, MD, PhD, joined the Office of Cooperative Research (OCR) as a new Licensing Associate. She is a biomedical scientist and entrepreneur passionate about advancement of innovation in life sciences with experience in management of R&D operations, business development, and contract negotiations in startup and academic environments. Most recently, Lolahon was the interim Chief Operating Officer and Chief Scientific Officer at Certerra, Inc., a contract research organization that provides novel preclinical drug screening services to pharmaceutical companies.

“While at the academic spin out, I learned firsthand how much difference a proactive university tech transfer office can make in the ultimate success of a startup,” Lolahon says. “Now at OCR, I am excited to have a chance to work with the brightest and most innovative biomedical scientists at Yale Medical School and to help them realize their vision and bring their discoveries to the clinic and the marketplace.”

CONTACT: Brita Belli, Communications Officer, Office of Cooperative Research and Yale Entrepreneurial Institute, (203)804-1911,