Michele Gunness

Senior Technology Development Manager

Michele Gunness, Senior Technology Development Manager

Michele is currently a Senior Technology Development Manager and has been with OHSU Technology Transfer for over 15 years. Michele is a member of the Licensing group and responsible for evaluating new invention disclosures, identifying commercial opportunities, and negotiating license agreements.

Prior to her career in university Technology Transfer, Michele was an Assistant Professor at the University of Connecticut Health Center, a Research Scientist at the Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Service, and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology at OHSU. Michele achieved "Certified Licensing Professional" certification from the Licensing Executives Society (LES) in November 2014. She is a member of the Licensing Executives Society, past Chair for the Oregon/SW Washington LES Chapter, Association of University Technology Managers and the Oregon Bioscience Association.

Michele received a Bachelor's degree from Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, NH, a Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut, and was the recipient of a National Research Service Award Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the University of Connecticut Health Center.