Sri Kripa Balakrishnan

Senior Agreements Officer

Sri Balakrishnan, Senior Agreements Officer

Sri is one of the five Agreements Officers in OHSU Technology Transfer managing industry sponsored research, material transfer and confidentiality agreements for OHSU. She enjoys the challenges and the variety of cases she gets to handle as an agreements officer. Sri loves being in academic technology transfer because of its purpose to take the best of what science has to offer and facilitating the development of those inventions and technologies so that they can ultimately benefit the public.

Sri worked as a post-doctoral researcher for 5 years at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, CA where she did research on human embryonic stem cells and cancer biology. She entered the tech transfer field as an intern at the Technology Transfer Office at the University of California, San Diego where she interned for a year. Subsequently, she served a short stint as their Technology Marketing Analyst prior to re-locating to Portland. She is also a registered U.S. Patent Agent.

Sri received her Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Louisiana State University where she studied mechanisms by which a tumor suppressor regulates gene expression programs.