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Deborah Perez Fernandez

Senior Licensing Manager

Agriculture & Physical Sciences

Prior to joining ORC in 2010, Deb worked in an intellectual property law firm as a technology specialist, drafting patent applications and responses to U.S. and foreign office actions in various technological fields. Before that, she was a post-doctoral fellow at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary/Harvard Medical School studying degenerative changes in the cochlea that lead to hearing loss. Deb holds a MS in Chemical Engineering and Organic Chemistry from the University of Strasbourg, and a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from ETH Zurich. Her Ph.D. work focused on aminoglycoside antibiotics that selectively target bacterial 16S ribosomal RNA. She is a USPTO registered patent agent and a certified licensing professional.

Technology Portfolio Examples:

  • Agricultural bioactives and specialty ag products
  • Food, nutrition and nutraceuticals
  • Waksman Institute of Microbiology technologies for genetic improvement of crops and crop physiology
  • Catalysts
  • Other SEBS and Camden campus biological technologies
  • Natural products and extracts
  • Environmental and algal research
  • Pest control