Rick Clark joined UCLA TDG in May of 2014 as a Technology Transfer Officer. Rick has over 20 years of experience in Life Sciences, having worked in several biotechnology companies, large pharma and technology transfer offices. Most recently, Rick was in the Innovation Office at Partners Healthcare supporting researchers at Mass General Hospital and McLean Hospital. Prior, he was Business Development Manager at AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, focused on partnerships with diagnostic companies to support the company's personalized medicine strategy. Rick was the Director, IP & Licensing, Life Sciences at Boston University from 2005 to 2011 with beginning to end responsibility for the Life Science portfolio. He began his professional career in 1993 at Repligen Pharmaceuticals before going to Millennium Pharmaceuticals, where he transitioned from research to business development. Then at the start-up Elixir Pharmaceuticals, Rick handled partnership development and technology licensing. Rick received a BS in Biotechnology from Rochester Institute of Technology, an MS in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology from Brown University and an MBA from Northeastern University.