Science & Research

FDA Technology Transfer Program Contacts

Hands of an FDA scientist conducting a lab experiment Agency Leads -- Technology Transfer Program Office
The Agency-level Technology Transfer Program Office is responsible for all patents and licensing activities for FDA. They work closely with the Technology Transfer points of contact within each product center and the Office of Regulatory Affairs to review and approve collaborative research agreements and other agreements. They also work with companies who are interested in licensing and further development of FDA technologies.
Alice Y. Welch, Ph.D.
(301) 796 8449
William Ronnenberg, J.D. - M.I.P., M.S.
Depty Director
(240) 402 4561

FDA Product Center Points of Contact

FDA staff within the Agency's product centers are your organization’s first point of contact for all collaboration and technology transfer questions. They are available to assist in all phases of the process required to establish Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADAs) and Material Transfer Agreements (MTAs). They also serve as the liaison with the FDA Technology Transfer Program on patents and licensing activities and other matters related to intellectual property, collaborations, and technology transfer. 
FDA staff should visit the Agency's intranet on the Programs and Initiatives page for more information on employee invention reports, inventions, CRADAs, and MTAs.
Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research
Nisha Narayan, Ph.D. (240) 402-9770
Center for Drug Evaluation and Research
Center for Devices and Radiological Health
Group E-mail:
Anindita Saha (301) 796-2537
James Kolonay, Ph.D. (240) 402-1473
Center for Food Safety and Nutrition
Tashea Brown (240) 402-2357 
LaQuia Geathers (240) 402-2821
Kevin Robinson (240) 402-2131
Center for Tobacco Products
David L. Ashley, Ph.D. (301) 796-9326
Dorothy A. West, M.P.H. (301) 796-0164
Center for Veterinary Medicine
Michelle Fuller (240) 402-8530
National Center for Toxicological Research
Ashley Groves (870) 543-7956
Office of Regulatory Affairs
Wen Lin, Ph.D. (301) 796-6586


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