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Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property Office (TTIPO)

Office of the Director

Michael R. Mowatt, Ph.D., Director and NIAID Technology Development Coordinator
Suzanne M. Frisbie, Ph.D., Deputy Director and Alternate Technology Development Coordinator
Mukul Ranjan, Ph.D., Senior Advisor for Innovation and Technology Transfer
Richard A. Lambert, B.S., J.D., Intellectual Property Consultant, Contractor
Haiqing Li, M.D., Ph.D., Senior Technology Transfer and Patent Specialist
Megan Irvin, D.V.M., P.A., Senior Technology Transfer and Patent Specialist
Anna Ganelina, P.A., Technology Transfer and Patent Specialist
Erika L. Curtis, Technology Transfer Administrative Specialist, Team Lead for Administrative Staff
Emily Berndt,​ Administrative Assistant
Sylvia Flores Rivas, Administrative Assistant
Katherine Miller, Administrative Assistant

Paralegal Staff

Deeksha Arya Contractor, Kelly Government Solutions
Inez Fields, Contractor, Kelly Government Solutions

Branch A

Richard K. Williams, Ph.D., Branch Chief
S. Dana Hsu, J.D., M.S., Team Lead
Maryann T. Puglielli, J.D., Ph.D., Acting Team Lead
Peter Soukus, J.D., Senior Technology Transfer and Patent Specialist
Jenish R. Patel, Ph.D., Technology Transfer and Patent Specialist
David Yang, Ph.D., Technology Transfer and Patent Specialist
Peter Tung, M.B.A., Ph.D., Technology Transfer and Patent Specialist

Branch B

Vincent L. Feliccia, Ph.D., J.D., Branch Chief
Carol A. Salata, Ph.D., Team Lead
Barry U. Buchbinder, Ph.D., Technology Transfer and Patent Specialist
Michael Piziali, J.D., M.S., Technology Transfer and Patent Specialist
Charles E. Rainwater, J.D., M.B.A., Technology Transfer and Patent Specialist
Vincent Contreras, Ph.D., Technology Transfer and Patent Specialist
Amy Petrik, Ph.D., Technology Transfer and Patent Specialist

Branch C

Fatima Sayyid, M.H.P.M., Branch Chief
Tara Kirby, Ph.D., Team Lead
Christopher Kornak, J.D., Acting Team Lead
Karen Surabian, J.D., M.B.A., Technology Transfer and Patent Specialist
Smita Sharma, Ph.D., J.D., MEO, Technology Transfer and Patent Specialist
Benjamin Hurley, Ph.D., Technology Transfer and Patent Specialist

Alphabetical Staff Listing

Arya, Deeksha, Contractor, Kelly Government Solutions
Berndt, Emily, Administrative Assistant
Buchbinder, Barry U., Ph.D., Technology Transfer and Patent Specialist
Contreras, Vincent, Ph.D., Technology Transfer and Patent Specialist
Curtis, Erika L., Administrative Assistant
Feliccia, Vincent L., Ph.D., J.D., Branch Chief
Fields, Inez Contractor, Kelly Government Solutions
Flores Rivas, Sylvia, Administrative Assistant
Frisbie, Suzanne, Ph.D., Deputy Director
Ganelina, Anna, P.A., Technology Transfer and Patent Specialist
Hsu, S. Dana, J.D., M.S., Team Lead
Irvin, Megan, D.V.M., P.A., Senior Technology Transfer and Patent Specialist
Kirby, Tara Ph.D.,Team Lead
Kornak, Christopher, J.D., Acting Team Lead
Lambert, Richard A., B.S., J.D., Intellectual Property Consultant, Contractor
Li, Haiqing, M.D., Ph.D., Senior Technology Transfer and Patent Specialist
Miller, Katherine, Administrative Assistant
Mowatt, Michael R., Ph.D., Director
Patel, Jenish R., Ph.D., Technology Transfer and Patent Specialist
Petrik, Amy, Ph.D., Technology Transfer and Patent Specialist
Piziali, Michael, J.D., M.S., Technology Transfer and Patent Specialist
Puglielli, Maryann T., J.D., Ph.D., Acting Team Lead
Rainwater, Charles E., J.D., M.B.A., Technology Transfer and Patent Specialist
Ranjan, Mukul, Ph.D., Senior Advisor for Innovation and Technology Transfer
Rivas, Sylvia Flores, Administrative Assistant
Salata, Carol A., Ph.D., Team Lead
Sayyid, Fatima, M.H.P.M., Branch Chief
Soukus, Peter J.D., Senior Technology Transfer and Patent Specialist
Tung, Peter, M.B.A., Ph.D., Technology Transfer and Patent Specialist
Williams, Richard K., Ph.D., Branch Chief
Yang, David, Ph.D., Technology Transfer and Patent Specialist

Address and Phone

NIAID Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property Office
Suite 6D
5601 Fishers Lane, MSC 9804
Rockville, MD 20892-9804​
Telephone: 301-496-2644
Fax: 240-627-3117
TTIPO website

Last Updated April 15, 2016