Heather Brownell, Ph.D. has worked with Dartmouth for over 5 years as a consultant in technology transfer, and manages the intellectual property and business development activities for Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center’s portfolio. Heather has 20+ years of technology transfer experience specializing in working with academic inventors in the life science to commercialize their early stage discoveries. She has worked as a consultant supporting licensing and start-up creation teams at universities, academic medical centers, and start-up companies throughout the US and Canada. She worked in tech transfer at the Harvard Medical School and Joslin Diabetes Center for seven years, and at the Ontario Genomics Institute, and played a critical role in developing government early stage proof of concept funding programs for engineering and bio-medical discoveries. Heather has a Ph.D. in Tumor Virology from Queen’s University and was a postdoc at the Joslin Diabetes Center. Heather enjoys hiking, is a Troop Leader for Girl Scouts where she makes sure they all get their entrepreneurship badges, and she and her daughter are active participants in The National Inventors Hall of Fame, Camp Invention.