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University of Michigan Innovation Partnerships
University of Michigan Innovation Partnerships

Our Team

Leadership

Kelly Sexton Headshot

Kelly Sexton, Ph.D.

Associate Vice President for Research - Innovation Partnerships and Economic Impact

Bryce Pilz

Assistant Vice President for Research - Licensing & Strategic Alliances

Mike Psarouthakis

Executive Director of Impact Investments & Strategic Alliances
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Chris Fick

Director of Corporate Research Alliances

Richard Brandon

Associate General Counsel

Dave Repp

Director of Ventures and Managing Director of the Accelerate Blue Fund

Amanda Sorensen

Associate Director of Operations

Abha Wiersba

Executive Assistant to Kelly Sexton

Licensing

Bryce Pilz

Assistant Vice President for Research - Licensing & Strategic Alliances

Drew Bennett

Director of Software, Content Licensing and Research Partnerships

Emily Bowers

Industry Relations Manager

Aparna Bubna

Associate Director of Licensing

John Corthell

Senior Industry Relations Manager, Group Lead

Tiefei Dong

Director of Therapeutic Partnerships

Richard Greeley

Associate Director of Licensing, Engineering

Megan Griffin

Assistant Director of Licensing

Keith Hughes

Associate Director of Licensing, Physical Sciences & Engineering

Ashwathi Iyer

Assistant Director, Software, Content Licensing and Research Partnerships

Joohee Kim

Associate Director of Licensing, Physical Sciences & Engineering

Michelle Larkin

Director of Licensing, Medical Devices

Stefan Koehler

Director of Therapeutics Licensing

Stephen Lutz

Marketing Analyst

Jeremy Nelson

Director of Physical Sciences Licensing

Katherine Pollard

Associate Director of Licensing, Medical Devices

Lauren Suits

Content Marketing and Licensing Manager

Tina Suntres

Assistant Director, Software, Content Licensing and Research Partnerships

Qing Wang

MTA Coordinator

Corporate Research Alliances

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Chris Fick

Director of Corporate Research Alliances

Hilary Bond

Assistant Director, Corporate Research Support

Michael Brandt

Associate Director, Business Development, Life Sciences

Lisa Campbell

Senior Associate Director & Alliance Management Group Lead, Corporate Research Alliances

Raymond Cluckey

Assistant Director, Corporate Research Alliances & Corporate Research Support

Olga Kiely

Assistant Director, Alliance Management - Corporate Research Alliances

Alison Osborn

Administrative & Data Assistant

Kate Remus

Senior Associate Director & Business Development Group Lead

Alexandra Srnka

Business Development Analyst

Maggie Swift

Senior Associate Director & Corporate Research Support Group Lead

Rob VanRenterghem

Partnership Development - Physical Sciences

Seohee You

Great Lakes Discovery Scientific Collaboration Director

Ventures

Mike Psarouthakis

Executive Director of Impact Investments & Strategic Alliances

Dave Repp

Director of Ventures and Managing Director of the Accelerate Blue Fund

Sarah Jameson

Associate Director of Ventures, Life Sciences

Don Manfredi

Associate Director of Ventures

Jim Arthurs

Mentor-in-Residence

Bruce Auerbach

Mentor-in-Residence

MJ Cartwright

Mentor-in-Residence

Dave Gregorka

Advisor

David Hartmann

Advisor

Michael Kole

Mentor-in-Residence

Alisyn Malek

Mentor-in-Residence

Bruce Markham

Mentor-in-Residence

David Olson

Mentor-in-Residence

Ayana Richardson

Commercialization Program Coordinator

Robin Rowe

Mentor-in-Residence

Kedar Tripathy

Venture Analyst

Meera Vijan

Mentor-in-Residence

Debbie Watkins

Senior Administrative Assistant

Rich Zvosec

Mentor-in-Residence

Richard Brandon

Associate General Counsel

Brian Doughty

Associate General Counsel

Business Operations

Amanda Sorensen

Associate Director of Operations

TeeAira Averette

IP & Docketing Specialist

Greg Choiniere

Agreements Data and IP Finance Specialist

Kurt Gilbert

Finance and Budget Analyst

Lisa Johnson

Project Management & Administrative Manager

Alyse Johnson

Operations and Compliance Coordinator

Anthony Licavoli

Assistant Director of Operations

Trisha O’Brien

IP Finance & Accounts Receivable Specialist

Jamie Martin

Financial Assistant

Erika Perrin

Royalty Distribution Specialist

Diane Rice

Royalty Distribution Specialist

Holly Tobias

Technology Intake Coordinator

Kendra Walter

Compliance Specialist

Commercialization and Translational Research Program

Meghan Cuddihy

Commercialization Program Director, MTRAC Life Sciences

John Dishinger

Biomedical Innovation Specialist

Denise Graves

Commercialization Program Director, MTRAC Transportation

Marvin Yates

NSIN University Program Director

Communications

Alexi Pierce

Communications Manager

Alana Ritt

Communications Specialist

Lisa Johnson

Project Management & Administrative Manager

Fellows

Mitchell Klein

Alliance Management Fellow

Yexin Yang

Life Sciences Fellow