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Monica Ravanello, PhD

Title(s)INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OFCR 3, Innovation Ventures
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    Oregon State University, Corvallis, ORPh.D.06/1994Microbiology/Virology
    University of Oregon, Eugene, ORBA06/1989Biology & Chemistry
    Deutsche Schule Mailand, Milano, ItalyIB06/1985Dual language International Bacchalaureate

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    I earned a Ph.D. in Virology/Microbiology from Oregon State University and a B.A. in Biology, minor in Chemistry from University of Oregon. After two post-doctoral fellowships, the first one at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center focused on Human Papillomavirus and an NSF-fellowship at UC Davis working on plant viruses I had a longstanding career at legacy Monsanto Company/Bayer Crop Science. During my time there I was first a researcher in Ag biotechnology and subsequently worked on Intellectual Property (IP) for both the Ag Biotech and the Global Chemistry Organizations. In addition, my IP experience was substantiated by working for a small startup company focused on manufacturing green plastics through chemistry. I am thrilled to be contributing to UCSF’s mission of advancing health through translating science and commercializing technology.