Deputy Director, Licensing and Entrepreneurship
Office of Technology Transfer, National Institutes of Health
Steven M. Ferguson currently serves as a Deputy Director and senior licensing professional for the NIH Office of Technology Transfer, the patent & licensing office for technologies arising from the NIH and FDA research programs.
A former chemist at the National Cancer Institute, Mr. Ferguson holds Master's Degrees in Business Administration (George Washington University) and Chemistry (University of Cincinnati) as well as Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry (Case Western Reserve University).
A registered Patent Agent and a Certified Licensing Professional (CLP), Mr. Ferguson is faculty and Technology Transfer Department Chair at the Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences (FAES) Graduate School at NIH. Mr. Ferguson has published numerous articles on licensing and technology transfer and was also the Susan T. and Charles E. Harris Visiting Lecturer at the Watson School of Biological Sciences at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. He is currently an Executive-in-Residence at the Johns Hopkins University Cary School of Business.
Mr. Ferguson is a project or business reviewer for the Maryland Industrial Partnerships Program, the NIST Advance Technology Program, the Virginia Bio-Life GAP Fund, the India-U.S. Science & Technology Fund, the Federal Laboratory Consortium and faculty for the Biotechnology Industry Organization “Bio Boot Camp”.
He has received the AUTM President’s Award, the NIH Director’s Award, the FAES Instruction Award, the Federal Laboratory Consortium STEM Award and thirteen NIH Merit Awards in recognition of his service and activities in the area of technology transfer.
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