Congratulations 2021 TAP Graduates!
The discovery, development and application of therapeutics is a rapidly growing field that includes disease biology, identification of novel molecular targets, molecular modeling, chemistry to synthesize and identify small molecule inhibitors, drug design and understanding metabolic pathways — and that’s just for starters.
Carly Yang, PhD
Licensing Manager at the Office of Technology Commercialization
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
2013 TAP Graduate
Being part of TAP, I had a lot of exposure to translation-focused therapeutic development projects which was a unique feature of the academic program. I learned to appreciate the value of creating life-saving technologies that can be quickly applied in clinical settings to save lives. I also had a lot of great support from the program to explore different career paths. I was able to take classes and training in various subjects and became interested in the process of translating lab research into therapeutic products. These experiences enabled me to explore careers in intellectual property law, business development, and ultimately, technology transfer, a field that marries science with law and business. In my role as Licensing Manager at the Office of Technology Commercialization, I help scientists develop their intellectual property portfolios, market their inventions to industry partners and commercialize these technologies for the institution.
-Carly Yang, PhD