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MILO Staff Directory and Profiles

Leadership

Gay

Gay Yuyitung

Executive Director

yuyitun@mcmaster.ca

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 

 metham@mcmaster.ca

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

Bertha Monrose

Research Contracts Advisor (Life and Health Sciences)

monrose@mcmaster.ca

905-525-9140 ext.22416

Sarah

Sarah O'Byrne

 Copyright Counsel & Research Contracts Advisor (Social Science, Humanities and Business)

sobyrne@mcmaster.ca

905-525-9140 ext.28640

  • Assists faculty members with the development and review of research proposals for submission to sponsors
  • Develops and negotiates research agreements
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Ryan Vieira

Research Contracts Advisor (Science and Engineering)

 

905-525-9140 ext. 22649

 

  • Assists faculty members with the development and review of research proposals for submission to sponsors and reviews the associated research agreements
Daniela

Daniela Cali

Research Contracts Coordinator

calid@mcmaster.ca

905-525-9140 ext.22626

  • Supports the Research Contracts group
  • Handles post-award issues, established research accounts

Industry Liaison (Technology Transfer)

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Glen Crossley

Assistant Director, Business Development 

crosslg@mcmaster.ca

905-525-9140 ext.20372

  • Manages the Business Development Group

  • Supports the development of collaborative relationships between McMaster and the private sector, and governments

  • Manages a portfolio of technologies in Science and Engineering

  • Facilitates startup company formation for students, faculty and staff

Sunita

Sunita Asrani

Business Development Manager, Life Sciences

asranis@mcmaster.ca

905-525-9140 ext.28641

Business Development staff:

  • 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
  • Manages a portfolio of technologies in Science and Engineering
  • Facilitates startup company formation for students, faculty and staff
Paul

Paul Grunthal

Business Development Manager, Physical Sciences and Engineering

grunth@mcmaster.ca

905-525-9140 ext.26548

Leigh

Leigh Wilson

Business Development Manager, Life Sciences

wilsle@mcmaster.ca

905-525-9140 ext.28642

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Jae-Ho Yoo

Business Development Manager, Life Sciences

yooj@mcmaster.ca

905-525-9140 ext.28620

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Jonathan Boulanger

Business Development Officer, Physical Sciences & Engineering

boulanjp@mcmaster.ca

905-525-9140 ext. 28209

 Shawn  

Shawn Leslie

Licensing Associate

(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

administration

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Heather Morrison

Budget and Financial Analyst
 
 

905-525-9140 ext.20371

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Ziyi Cai

IP Administrator

ipadmin@mcmaster.ca

905-525-9140 ext.22173

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