Darcie assists the researchers at OHSU in navigating industry-sponsored research, research collaboration, material transfer and confidentiality agreements with both academic and industry partners. She is enthusiastic about her work at OHSU Technology Transfer as she has always had an interest in the translation of bench science to real world innovations, solutions, and treatments.
Darcie has also worked in laboratory research at the Portland VA Medical Center and OHSU for a combined 27 years. This work was in a variety of areas which were focused on disease research including rheumatology, connective tissue disorders, heart development, and breast cancer. Her time spent in research at OHSU allowed her to cultivate beneficial relationships with fellow researchers at OHSU and the VA which have been beneficial to her current role. Darcie received her B.S. in biology from the University of Puget Sound and her M.S. in biology from Portland State University. Darcie decided to pursue a career in technology transfer after completing the OHSU Innovation and Commercialization Internship Program.
Darcie has been an ardent downhill skier most of her life and enjoys getting to the mountains as often as possible. She also enjoys snowshoeing, hiking, fly fishing, reading, and spending time at the park with her dog.