Clincy Cheung

Clincy Cheung is a Ph.D. candidate in Materials Science and Engineering at UCLA. His thesis research is focused on hetero-integration of GaN-based mm-wave electronic materials and is concurrently on an internship assignment with Northrop Grumman in Redondo Beach, CA. Clincy is interested in technologies that make public infrastructure and private industry more efficient, likes to read policy papers, and invests in publicly traded equities in his leisure time.

Kathleen Chen

Kathleen joined TDG in August 2021 as a Technology Fellow. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at UCLA. She obtained her B.A. in Chemistry from Wellesley College and was an intern in 2019 at Beyond Meat in their Formulations R&D Department. Kathleen's research at UCLA is focused on chemical and biological advances for sustainable food systems. As a TDG fellow, she is involved in technology evaluation and marketing. She is expected to graduate in 2023 and is keen on pursuing a career in sustainability.

Christopher Sue

Christopher Sue joined UCLA TDG in October 2019 as a Technology Development Fellow. Working under the Business Development Associates, he has drafted dozens of non-confidential disclosures pamphlets and conducted market research on a diverse set of intellectual properties. Christopher currently is working as a Senior Technology Development Fellow helping to train new Fellows and develop innovative and new marketing strategies for UCLA TDG. He has a B.S. in Chemistry from Westmont College located in Santa Barbara and is currently a Ph.D.

Alejandra Rios

Alejandra is a TDG Business Development Fellow and has been working with TDG since March 2020. She is currently a fifth-year Ph.D. candidate in the Physics and Biology in Medicine Interdepartmental Program. Her thesis work focuses on the development and implementation of high throughput experimentation for the production of radiopharmaceuticals utilized in positron emission tomography.

Justin Miller

Justin is a 4th year PhD Student in the Molecular Biology Institute researching in the laboratory of Dr. Todd Yeates. His research work is focused on applying synthetic biology principles and computational methods to design therapeutic proteins and therapeutic delivery vectors. As an undergraduate student at UCLA, Justin studied Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics. Now at TDG, he works primarily with biologics, where he draws from his background in molecular and structural biology to better understand details of university-generated inventions.

Zirui Liu

Zirui joined UCLA TDG as a Technology Fellow in June 2020. He is currently a PhD candidate at Department of Materials Science and Engineering. His research focuses on non-invasive cancer detection through surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy. Zirui started his PhD program in June 2015 after receiving a B.S. degree at UCLA. As a TDG fellow, he assists on technology evaluation and marketing.

Derek Lee

Moe Ishihara

Moe joined TDG as a Technology Fellow in January 2021. She is currently a PhD candidate at UCLA Department of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology, specializing in drug discovery and development in the oncology field. Her thesis work focuses on the role of the VHL gene in the progression of kidney cancer, and the expected graduation year is 2023.

Travis Holloway

Travis is a senior TDG Business Development Fellow, under the life science marketing team, and has been working with TDG since March 2018. He is a fourth-year Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology, working on developing novel microfluidic technologies to produce Positron Emission Tomography (PET) agents.

Zachary Edward Hemminger

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