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MILO Staff Directory

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 (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 Specialist, 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
(356) 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.
Paul Grunthal
Business Development Manager, Physical Sciences and Engineering
(905) 570-2026
  • Evaluates and manages patent/IP, marketing and licensing of inventions, including supporting funding applications for Proof-of-Principle programs and creation of start-ups, primarily for Faculties of Science and Engineering.
Carmen Carrasquilla 
Business Development Manager, Life Sciences
(905) 906-1462
  • Evaluates and manages patent/IP, marketing and licensing of inventions, including supporting funding applications for Proof-of-Principle programs and creation of start-ups, primarily for Faculty of Health Sciences.
Amy Hector
Business Development Manager, Life Sciences
(647) 232-5550
  • Evaluates and manages patent/IP, marketing and licensing of inventions, including supporting funding applications for Proof-of-Principle programs and creation of start-ups, primarily for Faculty of Health Sciences.
Rafik El Werfalli
Business Development Officer, Life Sciences
(905) 525-9140 ext. 23321
  • Evaluates and manages patent/IP, marketing and licensing of inventions, including supporting funding applications for Proof-of-Principle programs and creation of start-ups, primarily for Faculty of Health Sciences.
Tao Li
Business Development Officer, Physical Sciences and Engineering
(365) 833-8011
  • Evaluates and manages patent/IP, marketing and licensing of inventions, including supporting funding applications for Proof-of-Principle programs and creation of start-ups, primarily for Faculties of Science and Engineering.
Leigh Wilson
Associate Director, New Ventures
(905) 525-9140 ext. 20330
  • Oversees and leads the McMaster Seed Fund (MSF) program, supports the MSF Board of Directors, and provides direction to the Investment Committee.
  • Designs and implements venture creation programs at the University, particularly for companies based on inventions and IP.
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.
Sabrina Kirby
Business Development Officer, Software and Mobile Applications
(289) 921-9759
  • Evaluates and manages patent/IP, marketing and licensing of software and mobile applications.
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.
Dushani Senanayake
Licensing Associate, Quality-of-Life Questionnaires
(365) 833-1872
  • Drafts and negotiates license agreements for copyright material.
Noorisah Khan
Business Development Analyst
(905) 525-9140 ext. 20324
  • Assists with technology transfer activities.

 

Administrative Services

Heather Morrison
Manager, Finance and Operations
(289) 775-6375
  • Manages MILO’s financials, reporting, and operations in support of research commercialization and intellectual property protection.
Caeli Sclodnick
IP Administrator
(365) 336-7659
  • Day-to-day management of McMaster’s database for intellectual property (patents, trade-marks and licenses), including metrics reporting.