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Marie Kerbeshian

Marie Kerbeshian, Vice President for Technology Commercialization
Vice President of Technology Commercialization
Phone: (317) 274-5904 (

Marie Kerbeshian was named vice president of the Office of Technology Commercialization at the Indiana University Research & Technology Corporation in 2009, bringing more than a decade of experience in commercialization and technology transfer to the position.

Beginning in 1998, Marie held a series of appointments with the University of Virginia Patent Foundation, including licensing associate, senior negotiator, associate director, and interim executive director and CEO. Through these positions, she not only oversaw a staff of 16 employees responsible for evaluating, protecting, and licensing inventions, but  also supervised the integration of operations between the foundation’s licensing, business, and patent departments.

Marie graduated from Wellesley College with highest honors in biological sciences and earned a Ph.D. in zoology from the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to joining U.Va.’s Patent Foundation, 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.

She is a Certified Licensing Professional, as well as a registered patent agent with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.