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MILO Staff Directory and Profiles



Gay Yuyitung

Executive Director

905-525-9140 ext.23164

  • Leads the MILO team, providing strategic direction and tactical advice to team members
  • Oversees McMaster's technology commercialization efforts

Research Contracts

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Amber Metham

Assistant Director, Research Contracts

905-525-9140 ext.26878

Manages the Research Contracts Unit which is responsible for administering:

  • Research contracts from any source (government, industry, not-for-profit, etc.)
  • All industry funding, both grants and contracts
  • R&D matching funds programs offered by the federal and provincial governments to collaborations between industry and university
  • Material Transfer Agreements
  • Non-Disclosure Agreements
  • Assists faculty members with the development and review of research proposals for submission to sponsors
  • Develops and negotiates research agreements

Bertha Monrose

Research Contracts Advisor (Life and Health Sciences)

905-525-9140 ext.22416


Daniela Cali

Research Contracts Coordinator

905-525-9140 ext.22626

  • Supports the Research Contracts group
  • Handles post-award issues

Industry Liaison (Technology Transfer)


Gay Yuyitung

Business Development Manager

905-525-9140 ext.23164

  • Manages the intellectual property group services (Physical Sciences and Engineering)
  • Invention Disclosures (including copyright and software related technologies)
  • Evaluates new disclosures for licensing to companies
  • Assists with McMaster spin off companies
  • Specialties:
    • Chemistry
    • Immunology

Sunita Asrani

Business Development Advisor, Life Sciences

905-525-9140 ext.28641

Industry Liaison Officers:

  • Perform due diligence on invention disclosures to assess the patentability and market potential
  • Support the development of collaborative relationships between McMaster and the private sector, and governments
  • Market technologies to potential industry partners
  • Coordinate license agreements between McMaster and external organizations
  • Assist researchers who are applying for Proof-of-Principle funding from programs that require the involvement of a technology transfer office

Paul Grunthal

Business Development Advisor, Physical Sciences and Engineering

905-525-9140 ext.26548

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Glen Crossley

Business Development Advisor

(Physical Sciences and Engineering)

905-525-9140 ext.20372


Leigh Wilson

Business Development Advisor, Life Sciences

905-525-9140 ext.28642


Sarah O'Byrne

Business Development Officer, Copyright

905-525-9140 ext.28640

  • Copyright advice in general
  • Copyright expertise applied to the commercialization of software, educational resources, assessment instruments, and multimedia materials
  • Notary Public

Shawn Leslie

Intellectual Property Assistant

(Quality-of-Life Questionnaires)

905-525-9140 ext.26879

  • Drafts and negotiates license agreements for several quality-of-life questionnaires authored by faculty at McMaster which are used primarily for academic research and for clinical trials sponsored by pharmaceutical companies
  • Works closely with the designated author of each questionnaire to translate and review various translations of the instruments and to respond to technical questions
  • Works closely with the financial coordinator to prepare, provide and collect the appropriate license fees


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Karen Carter

Manager, Strategic Projects and Administration

905-525-9140 ext.20371

Manages the Administration Unit which is responsible for:
  • Financial, human and physical resources
  • Administration of the University Royalty Revenue
  • Administration of IP protection
  • Strategic project planning, development, and reporting
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Receptionist and Administrative Assistant

905-525-9140 ext.28646

  • Provides administrative support to the Executive Director.
  • Serves as a liaison between managers, officers and visitors.
  • Provides reception and administrative support for MILO.
  • Supports the Manager, Strategic Projects and Administration
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Ziyi Cai

IP Administrator

905-525-9140 ext.22173

  • Day-to-day management of McMaster's patents, trade-marks and intellectual property licenses