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Industry Liaison

Sheryl Greenberg

Program Director

ilo photoSheryl Greenberg initiates and promotes the interactions and development of relationships between academic and industrial entities to facilitate the transfer of new ideas and technologies between MIT and companies. By understanding the business, technology and commercial problems within a company, Sheryl identifies useful resources and opportunities at MIT.

Prior to MIT, Sheryl created, and then directed, the Office of Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer at Brandeis University. In the process of managing intellectual property protection, marketing and licensing, she has promoted the successful commercialization of technologies as diverse as new chemicals and manufacturing, biotechnology, food compositions, software, and medical devices. She facilitated the founding and funding of new companies as well as creating a profitable technology transfer program. She was also a Licensing Associate and Co-Manager of Intellectual Property at Massachusetts General Hospital, and has cellular, biochemical and genetic research experience in both, academic and corporate environments. She has been an independent intellectual property and business development consultant, is a U.S. Patent Agent, and currently serves the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation as Co-Chair of the Islet Research Program Advisory Committee and grant reviewer.


State University of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY
B.S. degree in Biochemistry

Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA
Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Cell Biology

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
Postdoctoral fellowship in Health Sciences and Technology


Phone: 617-324-1895
Fax: 617-253-0002
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Assistant:Julie Handorff
Phone: 617-253-6990
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