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The Cackle Ep61:

Kelly Sexton, Ph.D., Associate Vice President for Research, University of Michigan, joins The Cackle to discuss spinning out cutting-edge ideas and technologies.

**Aired Wednesday, June 16th on Facebook Live, Twitter, or LinkedIn at 10:30 am EST**

As associate vice president for research – technology transfer and innovation partnerships, Kelly Sexton works closely with the vice president for research as well as other leaders across the university to provide visionary and strategic leadership of UM’s innovation, business engagement and technology transfer activities, including the Office of Technology Transfer and the Business Engagement Center. In this role, she supports and encourages university-wide programs for intellectual property development, innovation, and engagement with business and venture communities in the region, across the nation, and around the globe.

Prior to her arrival at U-M in 2018, Kelly was the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Technology Commercialization and New Ventures at North Carolina State University, where she served as principal investigator for an NSF I-Corps site and co-founded an alumni angel investor network to provide a new source of funding for university startups and spinouts.

Kelly holds a B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of Georgia and a Ph.D. in Molecular Pathology from the University of California, San Diego where she was supported by a fellowship from the California Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Kelly completed her postdoctoral studies at Stanford University where she was awarded a fellowship from the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Kelly serves as co-chair of the U-M Roundtable on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, on the Advisory Board for the Detroit Chapter of Venture for America, and the Executive Committee of Ann Arbor SPARK.

Kelly Sexton, Ph.D., Associate Vice President for Research, University of Michigan, joins The Cackle to discuss spinning out cutting-edge ideas and technologies.


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