Jaklevic joins CVIP as senior licensing officer
Burnley Jaklevic joined the campus’s Office of Commercial Ventures and Intellectual Property as senior licensing officer on Dec. 17.
She previously worked for four years at the Texas A&M University system’s office of technology commercialization, where she was responsible for intellectual property management and licensing matters for a portfolio of health-related and agricultural technologies.
Jaklevic’s technical background is in molecular biology and genetics. After earning a B.S. in genetics from the University of California, Davis, she worked for three years as a research technician on the Drosophila and human genome projects at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. She then went on to conduct graduate work at the University of Colorado Boulder, where she received a Ph.D. in molecular, cellular, and developmental biology. She performed her doctoral work in the laboratory of Tin Tin Su, where her research focused on the impact of DNA damage on cell division. Following postdoctoral studies at the University of California, Berkeley, in the laboratory of Kristin Scott, she started her career in academic technology transfer, first at UC then at Texas A&M.
At CVIP, Jaklevic manages the evaluation, protection, marketing and licensing of life science inventions.