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Stephen Nowak is a Business Development and Licensing Associate on the Life Sciences team. In this role, Stephen supports the CTL office in identifying, assessing, and marketing technologies from Cornell researchers. Stephen has a passion for helping researchers and students tap into their entrepreneurial potential to bring their cutting-edge innovations to market.

Stephen has a keen eye for identifying high-potential technologies and an ability to negotiate and secure partnerships that maximize value for all parties involved. He has a creative approach to problem-solving, exceptional project management skills, and consistently delivers results that drive growth and success.

Before joining CTL, Stephen worked as a lecturer at a Catholic University, teaching Genetics and Physiology. Stephen received a Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Clemson University, where his research focused on short-peptide signaling in a nodule signaling pathway in legumes. He also holds a B.S. in Molecular and Cellular Biology from the University of Arizona.