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.

Introducing the 2022 CTL Practicum Cohort

February 4, 2022

The Center for Technology Licensing at Cornell University is proud to welcome the 2022 CTL Practicum cohort. The CTL Practicum is a program available to Cornell STEM and MBA graduate students and postdoctoral fellows that allows the practicants to gain valuable experience in commercializing university-based research. The practicants underwent an interview process and were selected for their competencies as well as their willingness to learn new skills in technology commercialization. Andrew Murtha, Matthew Whitman, Sagar R. Shah, and Yue Qu will join five more practicants selected in 2020 and 2021, making a total of nine well-trained professionals.


Meet our practicants and join us in giving them a warm welcome!



Andrew Murtha is a Ph.D. student under the mentorship of Professor Tobias Dörr (Weill Institute for Cell and Molecular Biology)










Matthew Whitman is a Ph.D. student under the mentorship of Professor Claudia Fischbach-Teschl (Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering)










Sagar R. Shah is a Joint Postdoctoral Fellow in Professors John T. Lis and Haiyuan Yu labs (Molecular Biology and Genetics / Computational Biology)










Yue Qu is a Postdoctoral Associate with Dr. Joeva Barrow (Division of Nutritional Sciences, HE)










CTL team has designed the Practicum to engage the Practicants with technology commercialization activities such as technology evaluation, market analysis, and prior art search. The program will leverage their unique research backgrounds while providing a view into career opportunities outside of academia.


Visit the CTL Practicum website for more information about this program.