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Our Team

The team at OCR is skilled at identifying technologies with market potential, navigating the patent process, connecting Yale researchers with academic and industry partners, building management teams and introducing startups to funding sources. Get in touch today!

Managing Director

Jon Soderstrom, Ph.D.

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Managing Director

Business Development Professionals

John W. Puziss, Ph.D.

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Executive Director of Business Development

David Lewin, Ph.D

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Director of Business Development

Hong Peng, Ph.D.

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Senior Associate Director of Business Development

Christopher Unsworth, Ph.D.

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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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Senior Business Development Associate

New Ventures & Blavatnik Fund for Innovation at Yale

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

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

James Boyle, Ph.D.

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Executive Director, Faculty Entrepreneurship & Venture Development

Morag Grassie, Ph.D.

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Associate Director, Blavatnik Fund for Innovation at Yale

Operations Team

Timothy Opstrup

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Director of Finance & Administration

Kevin Mahoney

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Business Manager

Diane Harmon

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Director of Intellectual Property Administration

Natasha Samuels

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Intellectual Property Manager

Tina Muzzy

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Intellectual Property Compliance Associate

DawnMarie Portoff, M.B.A.

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Senior Licensing Compliance Professional

Connie Rowley

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Financial Assistant

Michelle McQueen

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Communications Officer

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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Administrative Assistant, Blavatnik & Faculty Entrepreneurship Program