Dr. Michael Moore, an accomplished leader in innovation commercialization, has been named the director of technology transfer in the Office of Innovation Commercialization at Augusta University, effective June 1. Moore succeeds Dr. Carl Clark, who recently retired from the university after serving over 12 years in this role.
Moore comes to Augusta University from Northwestern University, where he worked as the director of licensing and life sciences. In this position, he managed inventions with a life science and medical focus, including therapeutics, medical devices and health information technology.
“We are delighted to welcome Mike as we seek out, protect, market and license the wide array of innovations developed by our creative faculty across the university,” said Dr. Chris McKinney, associate vice president for Innovation Commercialization at Augusta University. “He brings a wealth of knowledge to this position, and I am confident in his ability to facilitate practices to bring discoveries to market that will have a lasting impact.”
As the director of technology transfer, Moore will manage intellectual property originated at Augusta University, lead efforts to commercially license new discoveries and help position innovative projects in the marketplace. He will also assist with the operations at the university’s Life Sciences Business Development Center.
Moore earned his bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He also received his master’s and doctoral degrees in biochemistry from the University of California San Diego.