Karthik Gopalakrishnan


Director of Licensing and New Ventures
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Karthik Gopalakrishnan, Ph.D. joined the Harbert Institute in 2019 and manages the commercialization efforts of UAB technologies as director of licensing and new ventures.

Karthik holds more than 15 years of experience in asset and technology evaluation across broad scientific disciplines, marketing and negotiating agreements and contracts, business plan assessment, startup formation and fundraising. He previously worked at Duke University Office of Licensing & Ventures and as a consultant with a biotechnology startup in the oncology space leading their strategic planning and business development efforts. Karthik earned a Master of Science in Biotechnology from the MS University of Baroda, and a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research in Mumbai. Karthik completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences in Research Triangle Park, NC.