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Leadership

Gay Yuyitung

Executive Director

289-339-0729, or 905-525-9140 ext. 23164

 

  • Oversees MILO to support faculty and students in research collaborations with industry and facilitates technology transfer / commercialization.

Research Contracts

Amber Metham

Associate Director, Research Contracts 

905-745-7102

  • Oversees the Research Contracts group; responsible for reviewing research proposals, negotiating industry research contracts and related grant funding, and associated agreements (Data Transfer – DTA, Material Transfer – MTA, Non-Disclosure – NDA, and Memorandum of Understanding – MOU).
Ryan Vieira

Research Contracts Advisor (Life and Health Sciences)

905-525-9140 ext. 21949

  • Provides support to faculty in the review of research proposals to funding agencies and with companies, and negotiates research agreements, material transfer (MTA), data transfer (DTA), and non-disclosure (NDA) agreements with industry, primarily for Faculty of Health Sciences.
Ross Huyskamp

Research Contracts Advisor (Science and Engineering)

416-700-2711

  • Provides support to faculty in the review of research proposals to funding agencies and with companies, and negotiates research agreements, material transfer (MTA), data transfer (DTA), and non-disclosure (NDA) agreements with industry, primarily for Faculties of Engineering and Science.
Suzanne Ferenczi

Research Contracts Advisor (Primary contact for Humanities, Social Science and Business, additional support for all faculties)

365-833-1925

  • Provides support to faculty in the review of research proposals to funding agencies and with companies, and negotiates research agreements, material transfer (MTA), data transfer (DTA), and non-disclosure (NDA) agreements with industry and not-for-profits, primarily for Faculties of Business, Humanities, and Social Sciences.
Ryan Caldwell

Business Development Director, Mitacs and McMaster

647-234-4213

  • Provides support to faculty with the development and review of research proposals for submission to sponsors, specializing in MITACS programs.
Alexa Mainguy

Business Development Specialist, Mitacs and McMaster

365-324-9212

  • Provides support to faculty with the development and review of research proposals for submission to sponsors, specializing in MITACS programs.
Daniela Cali

Research Contracts Coordinator

905-525-9140 ext. 22626

  • Provides support for opening of research accounts and post-award issues.

Industry Liaison (Technology Transfer)

Glen Crossley

Associate Director, Business Development and Intellectual Property

905-520-7292

  • Oversees the Business Development / Technology Transfer group to support commercialization of inventions developed at the university and affiliated hospitals, including supporting startup companies led by students and faculty.
Sunita Asrani

Associate Director, Business Development and Copyright

905-921-5820

  • Oversees and manages the copyright licensing group, commercialization of apps and educational material. Evaluates and manages patent/IP, marketing and licensing of inventions arising from Faculty of Health Sciences and the Affiliated hospitals, including supporting funding applications for Proof-of-Principle programs and creation of start-ups.
Paul Grunthal

Business Development Manager, Physical Sciences and Engineering

905-570-2026

  • Evaluates and manages patent/IP, marketing and licensing of inventions arising from Faculty of Engineering and Science, including supporting funding applications for Proof-of-Principle programs and creation of start-ups.
Leigh Wilson

Seed Fund and Business Development Manager, Life Sciences

905-525-9140 ext. 20330

  • Helps manage the McMaster Seed Fund (MSF), vetting applications and preparing eligible applicants to pitch to the investment committee.
  • Evaluates and manages patent/IP, marketing and licensing of inventions arising from Faculty of Health Sciences and Affiliated Hospitals, including supporting funding applications for Proof-of-Principle programs and creation of start-ups.
Carmen Carrasquilla (on leave)

Business Development Manager, Life Sciences

905-906-1462

  • Evaluates and manages patent/IP, marketing and licensing of inventions arising from Faculty of Science, Engineering, and Health Sciences, including supporting funding applications for Proof-of-Principle programs and creation of start-ups.
Alan Sawula

Business Development Officer, Physical Sciences and Engineering

905-525-9140 ext. 28209

  • Evaluates and manages patent/IP, marketing and licensing of inventions arising from Faculty of Engineering and Science, including supporting funding applications for Proof-of-Principle programs and creation of start-ups.
Amy Hector

Business Development Officer, Life Sciences

905-525-9140 ext. 28642

  • Evaluates and manages patent/IP, marketing and licensing of inventions arising from Faculty of Science, Engineering, and Health Sciences, including supporting funding applications for Proof-of-Principle programs and creation of start-ups.
Sabrina Kirby

Business Development Officer

289-921-9759

  • Evaluates and manages patent/IP, marketing and licensing of software and mobile applications.
Rafik El Werfalli

Business Development Officer

905-525-9140 ext. 23321

  • Evaluates and manages patent/IP, marketing and licensing of inventions arising from Faculty of Science, Engineering, and Health Sciences, including supporting funding applications for Proof-of-Principle programs and creation of start-ups.
Cheryl Minnis

Licensing Associate (Quality-of-Life Questionnaires)

365-833-2132

  • Drafts and negotiates license agreements for copyright material. Works closely with the designated author of each questionnaire to translate and review various translations of the instruments and to respond to technical questions.
Laura Guevara

Licensing Assistant (Quality-of-Life Questionnaires)

365-833-1872

  • Drafts and negotiates license agreements for copyright material.

 

Noorisah Khan

Business Development Intern

905-525-9140 ext. 20324

 

  • Assists with technology transfer activities.

Legal & Administrative Services

Sarah O’Byrne

Legal Counsel

905-525-9140 ext. 20024

  • Office of Legal Services
Heather Morrison

Budget and Financial Analyst

289-775-6375

  • Day-to-day management of MILO’s financials, including invoicing, distribution of commercialization revenues, and accounts payable, and other financial reporting. Also supports the Business Development team on the commercialization of copyright materials.
Ziyi Cai

IP Administrator

289-659-6726

  • Day-to-day management of McMaster’s database for intellectual property (patents, trade-marks and licenses), including metrics reporting.