TECH TRANSFER TRAINING PROGRAM 2024-03-19T10:03:34-05:00
We welcomed the 2023-24 fellows
at the 2024 AUTM Annual Meeting.

“Every corner I turned there was someone offering their wisdom, sharing how they overcame challenges, or just asking about me.”

Kelly Wong, 2023-2024 fellow

Training the Next Generation

The AUTM Foundation has entered another year of facilitating our Technology Transfer Career Training Program! The program offers early career professionals or those looking to transition into careers in technology transfer an opportunity that includes formal training, networking and practical experience in this field.

The program pairs selected applicants with an experienced technology transfer mentor who offers in-depth, first-hand knowledge of the complexities of the profession. Fellows follow a core syllabus of educational webinars covering such topics as the fundamentals of technology transfer, invention disclosures from cradle to licensing, basic patenting, marketing, and negotiation. Each fellow is provided a two-year AUTM membership providing access to AUTM’s Technology Transfer Practice Manual. With unlimited access to 200+ webinar library, participants are immersed and guided through the seven Fundamentals of Technology Transfer. Fellows attend AUTM’s Essentials Course, Annual Meeting and one Regional Meeting to continue building their network and knowledge.

Program Highlights

The overarching goal of the program is to offer early career fellows unique resources and opportunities that will engage and encourage them to become the future leaders of the industry.

  • Individualized training without leaving current position
  • Webinar and live training hybrid method for deeper understanding
  • Mentor assigned to help advise and guide based on personal goals
  • Organizations able to tailor program to meet specific needs
  • Peer and professional networks are established
  • Certificate of Completion awarded

Three Ways to Participate

Susan Riley Keyes

Through the Susan Riley Keyes Memorial Fund, the AUTM Foundation offers positions in our T3 Program to individuals from small TTO offices throughout North America. We humbly accepted the invitation to continue Susan’s legacy of support, service, and training and are excited to share her legacy with a new group of fellows. You can learn more about Susan Riley Keyes here.


UK-based medical research charity, LifeArc
has partnered with the AUTM Foundation to
give students in the UK and EU an opportunity to take part in the Technology Transfer Career Training Program. Last year, ten competitive UK and EU scholars were awarded the Fellowship and this year the partnership has been renewed. You can learn more about the partnership and LifeArc here.

Sponsored by Office

If you would like to sponsor an early-stage tech transfer professional or someone interested in joining the profession, learn more here.  The T3 Program is an excellent way of providing targeted skills through courses, webinars, mentorship and more.

Application: Due August 15, 2024

Have You Considered Mentoring?

The AUTM Foundation is always looking for established technology transfer professionals who are interested in mentoring our T3 fellows.
Our AUTM member mentors contribute greatly to the success of the program and the future of technology transfer as a whole. We provide our mentors with a roadmap and timeline to help foster the best experience possible for all involved.

Our fellows consistently rate mentorship as one of the top perks of the program. And mentorship provides value to the mentor too!
If you are interested in learning more about becoming a mentor, please email cloeffler@autm.net with the subject line “T3 Mentor.”

A big thank you to all of our past and current mentors who passionately share their expertise and time to our talented fellows!

Mary Albertson

Mojdeh Bahar

Eugene Buff

Richard Cox

Stewart Davis

David Day

Michael Dilling

Scott Elmer

Darren Fast

John Fraser

Joy Goswami

Kimberly Griffin

Shawn Hawkins

Yatin Karpe

Chase Kasper

Casie Kelly

Kirsten Leute

Nakia Malecio

Luna Mukherjee

Michael Muthig

Alan Naidoff

Hassan Naqvi

Arun Pradhan

Suguna Rachakonda

Nidhi Sabharwal

Marc Sedam

Brian Shedd

Mauricio Suarez

Tari Suprapto

Michael Villalobos

Heather Walsh

Our Fabulous Technology Transfer Training (T3) Fellows

Olawale Samuel Adeyinka (22-23 Jackson State Fellow)

Claudia Aguguo (23-24 LifeArc Fellow)

Jessica Allen (23-24 Susan Riley Keyes Fellow)

Megha Bajaj (16-17 Burroughs Wellcome Fellow)

Martine Ballinger (23-24 LifeArc Fellow)

Sara Baptista (23-24 LifeArc Fellow)

Lucy Barber (18-19 LifeArc Fellow)

Eimear Barrett (22-23 LifeArc Fellow)

Ganga Baskar (21-22 Susan Riley Keyes Fellow)

Iva Bruhova (18-19 Susan Riley Keyes Fellow)

Sarah Brumskill (22-23 LifeArc Fellow)

Audrey Calvird (22-23 Georgia Tech Fellow)

Sheridan Carrington (16-17 Burroughs Wellcome Fellow)

Gaganmeet Chadha (17-18 LifeArc Fellow)

Ryan Chastain-Gross (16-17 Burroughs Wellcome Fellow)

Hiba Chaudhry (22-23 LifeArc Fellow)

Isabel Christie (23-24 LifeArc Fellow)

Nadine Conchinha (23-24 LifeArc Fellow)

Lucia Coral (20-21 LifeArc Fellow)

David Coutts (22-23 LifeArc Fellow)

Bethany Cragoe (22-23 LifeArc Fellow)

Ayrianne Crawford (19-20 Susan Riley Keyes Fellow)

Judit Csere (20-21 LifeArc Fellow)

Rachel Davies (22-23 LifeArc Fellow)

Elitza Deltcheva (21-22 Life Arc Fellow)

Neha Dhimole (19-20 LifeArc Fellow)

Ugochim Stefany Edaputa (20-21 LifeArc Fellow)

Alinda Fernandes (20-21 LifeArc Fellow)

Mayté Fierro (16-17 Burroughs Wellcome Fellow)

Antra Gajbhiye (21-22 Susan Riley Keyes Fellow)

Mohit Ganguly (21-22 Susan Riley Keyes Fellow)

Sara Garcia-Gomez (17-18 LifeArc Fellow)

Alberto Gatta (21-22 Life Arc Fellow)

Candice Gellner (16-17 Burroughs Wellcome Fellow)

Ana Gomes (20-21 LifeArc Fellow)

Jeremy Greeter (19-20 Susan Riley Keyes Fellow)

Ju Yeon Han (21-22 Life Arc Fellow)

Victor Haroldsen (19-20 University of California, Davis Fellow)

Khoi Nguyen Le Hoang (22-23 Susan Riley Keyes Fellow)

Sven Hofmann (17-18 LifeArc Fellow)

Nicole Hoover (21-22 Susan Riley Keyes Fellow)

Kristine Jastrzembska (23-24 LifeArc Fellow)

Faiza Javaid (21-22 Life Arc Fellow)

Sarah Jones (16-17 Burroughs Wellcome Fellow)

Zachary Kemmerer (19-20 WARF Fellow)

Tansi Khodai (20-21 LifeArc Fellow)

Aljona Kolmogorova (20-21 LifeArc Fellow)

Dana Koludrovic (19-20 LifeArc Fellow)

Katie Kuhns (19-20 Susan Riley Keyes Fellow)

Kashmira Kulkarni (19-20 IRICoR Fellow)

Laura Lapienyte (22-23 LifeArc Fellow)

Eleftheria Ledaki (18-19 LifeArc Fellow)

Monique Liddar (20-21 LifeArc Fellow)

Caitlin Long (22-23 Susan Riley Keyes Fellow)

Monika Magon (19-20 LifeArc Fellow)

Sergio Arias Martinez (18-19 Susan Riley Keyes Fellow)

Stefanie McBride (23-24 Fellow)

Ciara McDonnell (23-24 LifeArc Fellow)

Stephanie Meyer (22-23 LifeArc Fellow)

Marie Mifsud (19-20 LifeArc Fellow)

Hanna Milewicz (23-24 LifeArc Fellow)

Jade Moore (16-17 Burroughs Wellcome Fellow)

Fabiola Moreno (20-21 Susan Riley Keyes Fellow)

Rita Morena Dorta (23-24 LifeArc Fellow)

Devinder Moudgil (20-21 Susan Riley Keyes Fellow)

Edo Mwenda (23-24 Susan Riley Keyes Fellow)

Misagh Naderi (18-19 Susan Riley Keyes Fellow)

Sara Pagani (22-23 LifeArc Fellow)

Manuela Panic (23-24 LifeArc Fellow)

Shalini Pathak (18-19 LifeArc Fellow)

Hemali Patel (18-19 University of Alabama at Birmingham Fellow)

Pedro Pedrosa (22-23 LifeArc Fellow)

Victoria Gascon Perez (22-23 LifeArc Fellow)

Jesse Peterson (19-20 LifeArc Fellow)

Alyssa Posca (18-19 Susan Riley Keyes Fellow)

Marie Therese Rached (19-20 LifeArc Fellow)

Isabel Ramos (18-19 LifeArc Fellow)

Vikram Ratnu (23-24 LifeArc Fellow)

Howard (Clifton) Ray (22-23 Susan Riley Keyes Fellow)

Riin Rebane (21-22 Life Arc Fellow)

Melissa Riachi (22-23 LifeArc Fellow)

Cornelia Roesl (21-22 Life Arc Fellow)

Edward Rodriguez (23-24 Fellow)

Nessim Kichik Rodriguez (21-22 Life Arc Fellow)

Lucija Rogina (22-23 LifeArc Fellow)

Monica Roman-Trufero (18-19 LifeArc Fellow)

Eralda Salataj (20-21 LifeArc Fellow)

Bruno Santos (21-22 Life Arc Fellow)

Priya Sarma (22-23 LifeArc Fellow)

Roxana Sava (23-24 LifeArc Fellow)

Michael Schrauben (23-24 LifeArc Fellow)

Adam Schworer (19-20 Fox Rothschild Fellow)

Charlotte Severn (23-24 LifeArc Fellow)

Sanaz Shahi (18-19 Susan Riley Keyes Fellow)

Hritika Sharma (23-24 LifeArc Fellow)

Ruchika Sharma (16-17 Burroughs Wellcome Fellow)

John Sherrill (23-24 Fellow)

Maithili Rajiv Shroff (18-19 LifeArc Fellow)

Timothy Shuttleworth (17-18 LifeArc Fellow)

Inês Sobral Escoval (23-24 LifeArc Fellow)

Rachel Spruce (19-20 LifeArc Fellow)

Tina Suntres (19-20 IRICoR Fellow)

Scott Swindle (18-19 University of Alabama at Birmingham Fellow)

Agnieszka Szemiel (21-22 Life Arc Fellow)

Jevgenia Tamjar (17-18 LifeArc Fellow)

Filipa Tomé (18-19 LifeArc Fellow)

Drishi Vilkhu (18-19 Susan Riley Keyes Fellow)

Ilaria Volpi (20-21 LifeArc Fellow)

Thomas Marek Wallach (22-23 LifeArc Fellow)

Ffion Walters (21-22 Life Arc Fellow)

Lasani Wijetunge (23-24 LifeArc Fellow)

Kelly Wong (23-24 Susan Riley Keyes Fellow)

Janet Yeo (19-20 The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research Fellow)

Monika Zwirek (21-22 Life Arc Fellow)