Lukasz Kowalik joined UCLA TDG in August 2017. As a Life Science Technology Transfer Officer, Lukasz manages the Central Nervous System, Infectious Disease and Stem Cell portfolios. He dedicated his career to enabling innovation in academia and business. His personal innovation philosophy is to create as many productive interfaces as possible between different disciplines, units and industries. Lukasz joined us from Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, where he was an Innovation Facilitator and Head of the Innovation Think Tank. Prior to that he was a Technology and Business Development Consultant at Now Labs in San Francisco. He holds a BA and MS in Chemistry from Trinity College, University of Cambridge, a PhD in Neuroscience from the Rockefeller University, and he completed his postdoctoral training in Chemical Biology at Stanford University.