The Center for Technology Licensing (CTL) is Cornell University's technology transfer office. We manage technology for Cornell's Ithaca campus, Weill Cornell Medicine, Cornell Tech, and Cornell AgriTech in Geneva.

CTL Staff


Licensing & Business Development

Licensing and Business Development Directors and Officers focus on working with researchers and partnering Cornell technologies with industry sectors and new venture community. Learn about our Office Hours

Ithaca Life Sciences

Phillip Owh

Director, Business Development & Licensing – Life Sciences

Aris Despo

Senior Business Development & Licensing Officer

Marie Kristen Donnelly

Marie Donnelly

Business Development & Licensing Associate for the Life Sciences

Ithaca Physical Sciences

Martin Teschl

Director, Business Development & Licensing – Physical Sciences

Maxim Shabrov

Business Development & Licensing Associate for the Physical Sciences

Gangotri Dey

Business Development & Licensing Associate for the Physical Sciences

Weill Cornell Medicine (WCM)

Technology Initiatives & Outreach

This team focuses on programs that support CTL’s marketing effort, outreach events, communication, and relationship with venture funds and startups.

Intellectual Property Management

This team focuses on managing patent application and prosecution, IP information, relationship with outside counsel and government reporting.

Patent Management (Ithaca)

Zoe Zhong

Intellectual Property Officer, Physical Sciences

IP Services

Contract & Finance

This team focuses on financial accounting services, contract services and royalty distributions.

Contract Services

Financial Services



Weill Cornell Medicine (WCM)