Shikha Sharma, PhD

Title(s)Licensing Officer, Innovation Ventures
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    University of Leicester, United KingdomPh.D2011Cardiovascular Sciences
    University of Leicester, United KingdomMS2006Genetics
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    University of Leicester, UK2007  - 2009Overseas Research Students Award scholarship (ORSAS)

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    I joined the Office of Innovation, Technology & Alliance as a Licensing Associate in January 2013. I am a zealous business development professional, with a passion for science and immense respect for innovators. I am privileged to work closely with the UCSF community of students, scientists, clinicians. I manage a diverse and exciting intellectual property portfolio and catalyze the transfer of UCSF scientific developments to the public through licensing and partnerships.

    I am responsible for managing a portfolio of intellectual property developed by UCSF researchers comprising of therapeutic, device, software and dHealth technologies. My activities comprise evaluating invention disclosures from the campus laboratories; conducting technology assessments from a commercial perspective; formulating and implementing licensing and intellectual property management strategies; marketing the technology to prospective licensees; coordinating the filing and prosecution of patent applications; negotiating and writing contractual agreements and licenses.

    I hold a BS in Life Sciences (with Honors), M.S in Molecular Genetics (with Distinction) and Ph.D. in Cardiovascular Sciences (2011). I did my doctoral work on Angiopoietin ligands at the University of Leicester, UK, where I studied the molecular basis of Angiopoietin-Tie binding interaction using a combination of rational design and directed evolution. I like reading about latest scientific innovations and enjoy the uniqueness and challenges in the field of intellectual property and technology transfer.

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    1. Brindle NP, Sale JE, Arakawa H, Buerstedde JM, Nuamchit T, Sharma S, Steele KH. Directed evolution of an angiopoietin-2 ligand trap by somatic hypermutation and cell surface display. J Biol Chem. 2013 Nov 15; 288(46):33205-12. PMID: 24106271.
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    2. Moss AJ, Sharma S, Brindle NP. Rational design and protein engineering of growth factors for regenerative medicine and tissue engineering. Biochem Soc Trans. 2009 Aug; 37(Pt 4):717-21. PMID: 19614582.
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