Marie Kerbeshian, PhD, CLP

Assistant Vice President and Executive Director

Dr. Kerbeshian is Assistant Vice President and Executive Director of the UIRF where she oversees UI’s commercialization efforts for technology developed at the university. She is a Certified Licensing Professional™ and a registered patent agent with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. She has over two decades of experience in commercializing university innovations.  Prior to joining the UIRF in 2017, Marie led the offices for the Indiana University system and at the University of Virginia.  Marie is widely sought as a trainer and consultant for technology transfer best practices both in the United States and internationally

Marie graduated from Wellesley College with highest honors in biological sciences and earned a PhD in zoology from the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to joining University of Virginia’s commercialization office, she was a postdoctoral fellow at that university’s Center for Research in Reproduction in the Health Sciences Center and at the National Science Foundation’s Center for Biological Timing in the Department of Biology.