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Commercialization Leadership Team

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Shawn Davis, Deputy Chief Ventures Officer

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Responsibilities: advancing strategic vision for commercialization, overseeing operational and business aspects of commercial activities, leads manages allocation of institutional resources in support of commercial infrastructure, oversees Baylor’s strategic relationships with external commercial partners, ensures an integrated approach to commercialization aligned to institutional vision.

Michael Dilling, Ph.D., Executive Director, Baylor Licensing Group

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Dr. Dilling directs the activities of the team that is responsible for managing and licensing Baylor’s intellectual property assets. Director of the Baylor Licensing Group since 2011, Dr. Dilling has 14 years of technology licensing experience at Baylor. Dr. Dilling has a Ph.D. in Genetics from Texas A&M University and an MBA from the University of Memphis.

Caroline Popper, M.D., President, BCM Technologies

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Dr. Popper directs the activities of BCM Technologies, Baylor’s wholly-owned for-profit venture development subsidiary. BCMT is responsible for managing and administering start-up company formation for new ventures formed around the college’s biomedical assets. President of BCM Technologies since 2007, Dr. Popper also leads the activities of Popper & Company, a biomedical industry consulting firm. Dr. Popper has more than 21 years of hands-on biotech/life sciences operating experience. An internist and pathologist, she combines medical and scientific perspective with knowledge gained from managing a wide spectrum of life sciences businesses in diagnostics, devices and drug discovery. Dr. Popper has an M.D. from the University of Witwatersrand (South Africa) and her M.P.H. from Johns Hopkins University.

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Each Baylor Licensing Group project manager is responsible for managing disclosures from a portfolio of departments, as shown in the table below. Please contact the representative associated with your department/academic center for licensing assistance.

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Licensing Responsibilities
Terese Rakow, Ph.D.

Fauzia Chaudhary

Dylan Laug, Ph.D. Brad Kairdolf, Ph.D. Meagan Pitcher, Ph.D.

Molecular and Human Genetics

Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Center for Drug Discovery

Anesthesiology

Molecular Physiology and Biophysics

Molecular and Cellular Biology

Center for Cell and Gene Therapy

Dermatology

Baylor Global
Health

Ophthalmology

Neurology

Center for Comparative Medicine

Family and Community
Medicine

Human Genome
Sequencing Center

Otolaryngology

Neurosurgery

Center for Educational Outreach

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Lester and Sue
Smith Breast Center

 

Orthopedic Surgery

Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy

Pediatrics

Medicine

 

Surgery

Center for Reproductive Medicine

Pharmacology

Neuroscience

 

 

Huffington Center on Aging

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Pathology and Immunology

 

 

Molecular Virology and Microbiology

Masters in Orthotics and Prosthetics Program

Psychiatry and
Behavioral Sciences

 

 

 

 

Radiation Oncology

 

 

 

 

Radiology

 

 

 

 

Urology

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Contracts Responsibilities
Kim Weiderhold, Ph.D. Valerie Jordan, Ph.D.

Industry and Academic CDAs

Academic Collaborations

Industry and Academic Collaborations

Academic DTAs

Industry and Academic DTAs

Academic MTAs

Industry MTAs

 

Service and Testing - Incoming

 

Sponsored Research

 

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Questions?

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