ATLANTA—Cliff Michaels, former interim director of the Workplace of Know-how Switch at Emory College, has been named director of Georgia State College’s Workplace of Know-how Licensing & Commercialization, which helps college scientists carry their innovations and discoveries from the lab into {the marketplace}.

Michaels spent 13 years within the Workplace of Know-how Switch. He holds a doctorate in neuroscience from Emory.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Cliff as head of the know-how and commercialization workplace,” stated Michael Eriksen, interim vp of analysis and financial improvement at Georgia State. “He brings unbelievable power and a wealth of expertise in patenting, licensing and startup improvement, and shall be a precious useful resource for our school.”

Over the previous decade, research expenditures at Georgia State have more than doubled, making the college one of many fastest-growing analysis establishments within the nation. Georgia State is dwelling to many famend scientists who’re creating software program, vaccines, medicine and different applied sciences with the potential to handle vital challenges within the clinic and past.

“I’m excited to hitch a college with a quickly increasing analysis base that’s various and filled with potential,” Michaels stated. “I sit up for working with Georgia State’s school and drawing on my experiences from Emory to help and develop a tradition of innovation on the college.”

Along with his work at Emory, Michaels has held management positions with the Association of University Technology Managers, the main business affiliation for know-how switch professionals, and Georgia Bio, a non-public nonprofit group that promotes the life sciences business and college analysis in Georgia.

Study extra about Georgia State’s workplace of know-how licensing and commercialization here.

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