Commercialization of academic technology is a complex journey with many paths and decision points along the way. JHTV is here to help you find the right path. For specific areas of interest, please see the contacts below. Not sure where to start? Contact Mary Howard to get connected to the right person.

Technology Transfer

For faculty looking for support in commercializing their inventions, please contact our Licensing and Commercialization office.

Jeanine Pennington

Director of Licensing


For researchers with early-stage projects looking for advice on commercialization strategy and making connections to resources, please contact our Technology Development team.

Christina DeMur

Director and Team Lead, Technology Development

Pava Center

For students, alumni, and community members looking for support in building a business ventures, please contact the Pava Marie LaPere Center for Entrepreneurship.

Josh Ambrose

Director, Pava Marie LaPere Center for Entrepreneurship


To learn more about investment opportunities, please contact the Associate Director of Startup Advancement.

Mark VanderZyl

Associate Director, Startup Advancement

Sponsored Research

For industry partners looking to sponsor research at Johns Hopkins, contact our Corporate Partnerships team.

Paul Nkansah

Sr. Director, Corporate Partnerships

General Inquiries

Not sure who to contact? Reach out to Mary and she will connect you with the appropriate JHTV staff member.

Mary Howard

JHTV Talent and Outreach Manager

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