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  • The Office of Translational Technologies (OTT) was established in 2011 to leverage MSM’s intellectual property, research, infrastructure, and services and diversify research revenue. OTT will accomplish this mission through: (i) creating a competitive proprietary position through effective patent prosecution; (ii) licensing MSM intellectual property to third-parties and faculty start-ups; (iii) government and industrial contract procurement for life sciences, medical & social, and health information technology services; and (iv) new research program development, including research enhancement through private philanthropy or public sponsorship.


    James Lillard, Ph.D., MBA
    Associate Dean for Research
    Director, OTT
    Director, MSM Georgia Research Alliance VentureLab
    BS -Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (The Ohio State University)
    PhD- Microbiology and Immunology (University of Kentucky School of Medicine)
    MBA- Biotechnology and Healthcare Track (Emory University – Goizueta Business School)
    Contact for licensing opportunities and information regarding MSM GRA VentureLab program

    Charlotte Owens, MD
    Chief Medical Officer, OTT
    Director, Division Industry Collaborative Research 
    BS - University of California, Davis
    MD- University of Michigan Medical School
    Contact for industry-sponsored research opportunities 

    Tarianna Stewart, MSc
    Intern, OTT
    BS - Psychology  (Georgia State University)
    MSc- Biology  (Georgia State University
    2nd Year PhD Student, Biomedical Sciences (Morehouse School of Medicine)

    Jonathan Stiles, Ph.D.
    Chair, Intellectual Property Committee 
    BSc – Zoology/Biochemistry (University of Ghana)
    FAETC – (Salford College of Technology)
    PhD – Parasitology (University of Salford)
    Contact for IP committee recommendations and meeting dates

    Yuehao Wu, MBA
    Program Manager, OTT
    BS - Management
    MBA- Management of Technology (Sullivan University)
    Contact for general OTT information