The staff in the NINDS and NIMH Technology Transfer Offices combine education and experience in the multiple areas of science, technology transfer, marketing, law, public policy and patent examination. This collectively gives NINDS and NIMH researchers a staff that is well qualified to effectively facilitate transfer of research materials, collaboration with the commercial sector and commercialization of qualified technologies.

Our website is currently under construction, but you can contact us for more information on how we can help you, at the information provided below.

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

Sue Ano, Ph.D.
Technology Development Coordinator (TDC)
Phone: 301-435-5515

Oksana Dukhanina, Ph.D.
Technology Transfer and Patenting Specialist
Phone: 301.594.6463

Lola Olufemi, Ph.D.
Technology Transfer and Patenting Specialist
Phone: 301-451-3748

Smita Sharma, Ph.D., J.D.
Technology Transfer and Patenting Specialist
Phone: 301-435-7761

Sharon Duncombe
Program Specialist
Phone: 301-451-2283

NINDS TTO address:
31 Center Drive, MSC 2540, Bldg 31, Room 8A52
Bethesda, MD, USA 20892

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

Jennifer Wong, M.S.
Technology Development Coordinator (TDC)
Phone: 301-480-4821

Charles Salahuddin, J.D., M.S.
Technology Transfer and Patenting Specialist
Phone: 301-402-2454

NIMH TTO address:
35 Covenant Drive, Room GE400
Bethesda, MD 20892-3747

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