We are a team of industry seasoned licensing and commercialization experts holding PhDs and MBAs in various disciplines. We work in concert with our legal team,  IP strategy team, finance, operations and marketing teams as well as our Entrepreneurs-in-Residence to maximize the commercial potential and patient impact of discoveries emerging from UHN’s research institutes and hospitals.

Commercialization Team

Mark Taylor

Mark Taylor

Director, Commercialization

Commercialization Team

Strategy & Communications

Ania Jones

Ania Jones

Sr. Manager, Strategic Communications
and Partnership Engagement
Allison Aab

Allison Aab

Manager, Research Planning and Operations

Commercialization Team

Research Institute Leads

Brian Bobechko

Brian Bobechko

Business Development and Commercialization Principal,
Toronto General Hospital Research Institute
Heman Chao

Heman Chao

Principal, Business Development and Commercialization,
Princess Margaret Cancer Centre 

Allan DeBono

Allan DeBono

Licensing and Commercialization Professional,
Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
 
Erno Wienholds

Erno Wienholds

Licensing and Commercialization Professional,
Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
Noah Shcwartz

Noah Schwartz

Licensing and Commercialization
Professional, Techna Institute
Ernie Ho

Ernest (Ernie) Ho

Principal, Business Development and Commercialization,
Krembil and McEwen Research Institutes
Male Silouette

Thomas Parsons

Licensing and Commercialization
Professional, KITE Institute
Mauricio Meza

Mauricio Meza

Licensing and Commercialization Professional
Andrew Fraser

Andrew Fraser

Licensing and Commercialization Professional

Commercialization Team

Specialized Focus

Bharti Ranavaya

Bharti Ranavaya

Business Development and Commercialization
Principal, New Venture Creation
Robert Ciriello

Robert Ciriello

Business Development and Commercialization Principal
Data, Digital and Artificial Intelligence
Jooeun Lee

Jooeun Lee

Licensing and Commercialization Associate,
Business Intelligence
Laura Mclachlan

Laura Mclachlan

Licensing and Commercialization Professional,
Biomaterials and Clinical Tools   

Commercialization Team

Finance, Administration & Operations

Yurie Kwon

Yurie Kwon

Finance and Operations Manager, Commercialization
Jamie chen

Jaime Chen

Research Analyst 
Hyemin Jun

Hyemin Jun

Administrative Assistant II,
Oncology Commercialization
Farrwa Urooj

Farrwa Urooj

Administrative Assistant I,
Commercialization
Carol Tidd

Carol Tidd

Administrative Coordinator, Research
Cheryl Szombati

Cheryl Szombati

Compliance Specialist
Miriam Turovsky

Miriam Turovsky

Commercial Agreements Specialist
Renata Chan

Renata Chan

IP Research Analyst

Entrepreneurs-in-Residence

Our EIRs lead new company formation efforts for new ventures being incubated at UHN.
Visit our new ventures portfolio here

Kuldeep Neote

Kuldeep Neote

EIR, DNT
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Vanessa Williamson

EIR, Gliachem

Research Legal Team

Lesley Rappaport

Lesley Rapaport

Director Research Legal, IP and Commercialization
Lenni Carreiro

Lenni Carreiro

Legal and Intellectual Property Counsel 
Michael Migus

Michael Migus

Legal Counsel 
Mathangi Kumaresan

Mathangi Kumaresan

Legal Counsel
Vithooshan Vijayakumaran

Vithooshan Vijayakumaran

Legal Counsel
Sisi Jia

Sisi Jia

Legal Counsel
Shahina Von Hernandez

Shahina Von Hernandez

Legal Clerk