Ragan Robertson, PhD
Dr. Ragan Robertson is the Business Development and Information Systems Officer at UCLA Technology Development Group. He is currently involved in the marketing, patenting, and licensing of UCLA’s extensive life science technology portfolio, focusing on small molecule oncology and gene therapy technologies. With over 10 years of technology transfer experience, he brings some of the industry’s best practices to UCLA TDG to help UCLA continue being a world-wide leader in licensing and entrepreneurism. He is also responsible for the implementation and adoption of several information technology tools aimed at improving the efficiency of the office. Previously, he worked at Columbia Technology Ventures (CTV), the technology transfer office for Columbia University in New York City. There, he was part of the operations team and led a variety of projects including organizing licensee compliance, improving the patent decision process, and programming an internal website for management reporting. Prior to this work, he was one of the first Fellows at CTV, helping shape their successful, and widely cloned, internship program. He received his doctorate from Columbia University in Biological Sciences studying the biophysical properties of several DNA repair proteins at the single-molecule level under the mentorship of Dr. Eric Greene.