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Jason Doherty

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Jason Doherty is a clinical assistant professor at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School where he teaches courses in technology commercialization and entrepreneurship and works closely with the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies. One of Jason’s areas of expertise is in IP-based technology commercialization, especially as it relates to innovations developed through the university research base. Jason has an appointment in the Office of Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Economic Development (IEED) working with the university’s biomedical startup accelerator program, KickStart Venture Services. In this capacity, Jason advises university startups. Jason also serves as the co-Prinicipal Investigator for the Technology Commercialization Carolina program, a $1.1M grant-funded program from the federal Economic Development Agency focused on improving economic development through increased technology commercialization. Prior to these efforts at UNC, Jason directed the technology commercialization team at the New Orleans BioInnovation Center in Louisiana. There he supported university spinouts and other technology startups in the fields of biotechnology, medical devices and diagnostics, and others. Jason earned a Ph.D. in Molecular and Cellular Pathology from UNC-Chapel Hill and his B.Sc. in Biological Sciences from North Carolina State University.