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MILO Staff Directory and Profiles

Leadership

Gay

Gay Yuyitung

Executive Director

yuyitun@mcmaster.ca

905-525-9140 ext.23164

  • Leads the MILO team, providing strategic direction and tactical advice to team members
  • Oversees McMaster's technology commercialization efforts

Research Contracts

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Amber Metham

Assistant Director, Research Contracts 

 metham@mcmaster.ca

905-525-9140 ext.26878

Manages the Research Contracts Unit which is responsible for administering:

  • Research contracts from any source (government, industry, not-for-profit, etc.)
  • All industry funding, both grants and contracts
  • R&D matching funds programs offered by the federal and provincial governments to collaborations between industry and university
  • Material Transfer Agreements
  • Non-Disclosure Agreements
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Bertha Monrose

Research Contracts Advisor (Life and Health Sciences)

monrose@mcmaster.ca 

905-525-9140 ext. 22416

 

Research Contracts Advisors:
  • Assist faculty members with the development and review of research proposals for submission to sponsors 
  • Develop and negotiates research agreements
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Ryan Vieira

Research Contracts Advisor (Science and Engineering)

vieirara@mcmaster.ca 

905-525-9140 ext. 22649

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Suzanne Ferenczi

Research Contracts Advisor (Primary contact for Humanities, Social Science and Business, additional support for all faculties)

ferenczs@mcmaster.ca 

905-525-9140 ext.20299

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Ryan Caldwell

Business Development Specialist, Mitacs and McMaster

caldwejr@mcmaster.ca / rcaldwell@mitacs.ca

647-234-4213

  • Assists faculty members with the development and review of research proposals for submission to sponsors

Daniela

Daniela Cali

Research Contracts Coordinator

calid@mcmaster.ca

905-525-9140 ext.22626

  • Supports the Research Contracts group
  • Handles post-award issues, established research accounts

Industry Liaison (Technology Transfer)

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Glen Crossley

Assistant Director, Business Development

crosslg@mcmaster.ca

905-525-9140 ext.20372

  • Manages the Business Development group

  • Supports the development of collaborative relationships between McMaster and the private sector, and governments
  • Manages a portfolio of technologies in Science and Engineering
  • Facilitates startup company formation for students, faculty and staff
Sunita

Sunita Asrani

Senior Manager, Business Development and Licensing

asranis@mcmaster.ca

905-525-9140 ext.28641

  • Manages and oversees the questionnaire team and ensures delivery of effective services to increase the volume of questionnaire and tools available for licensing and success in commercialization of these instruments.  

  • Leads in developing strategic plans to grow the portfolio of questionnaires and tools, including creating processes, best practices, setting and tracking of annual goals for the portfolio. 

  • Performs the Business Development staff responsibilities detailed below
Paul

Paul Grunthal

Business Development Manager, Physical Sciences and Engineering

grunth@mcmaster.ca

905-525-9140 ext.26548

Business Development staff:

  • Perform due diligence on invention disclosures to assess the patentability and market potential
  • Support the development of collaborative relationships between McMaster and the private sector, and governments
  • Market technologies to potential industry partners
  • Coordinate license agreements between McMaster and external organizations
  • Assist researchers who are applying for Proof-of-Principle funding from programs that require the involvement of a technology transfer office
  • Manages a portfolio of technologies in Science and Engineering
  • Facilitates startup company formation for students, faculty and staff
Leigh

Leigh Wilson

Business Development Manager, Life Sciences

wilsle@mcmaster.ca

905-525-9140 ext.28642


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Jae-Ho Yoo

Business Development Manager, Life Sciences

yooj@mcmaster.ca

905-525-9140 ext.28620

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Alan Sawula

Business Development Officer, Physical Sciences and Engineering

sawulad@mcmaster.ca

905-525-9140 ext.28209

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Carmen Carrasquilla

Business Development Officer, Life Sciences

carrasc@mcmaster.ca

905-525-9140 ext.21088

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Alyssa Posca

Business Development Analyst

poscaa@mcmaster.ca

905-525-9140 ext.28707

 Shawn

Shawn Leslie

Licensing Associate

(ON LEAVE)

(Quality-of-Life Questionnaires)

questionnaires@mcmaster.ca 

905-525-9140 ext.22176

  • Drafts and negotiates license agreements for several quality-of-life questionnaires authored by faculty at McMaster which are used primarily for academic research and for clinical trials sponsored by pharmaceutical companies
  • Works closely with the designated author of each questionnaire to translate and review various translations of the instruments and to respond to technical questions
  • Works closely with the Budget and Financial analyst to prepare, provide and collect the appropriate license fees
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Cheryl Minnis

Licensing Associate

(Quality-of-Life Questionnaires)

questionnaires@mcmaster.ca 

905-525-9140 ext.22176

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Laura Guevara

Licensing Assistant

(Quality-of-Life Questionnaires)

milo@mcmaster.ca 

905-525-9140 ext.28640

legal and administrative services

Sarah

Sarah O'Byrne

Legal Counsel,Copyright and Research 

sobyrne@mcmaster.ca

905-525-9140 ext.20024

 

  • Provides legal advice with respect to research and licensing agreements and copyright matters
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Heather Morrison

Budget and Financial Analyst
 
hmorris@mcmaster.ca
 

905-525-9140 ext.20371

  • Day-to-day management of MILO's financial records, transactions and budgets
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Ziyi Cai

IP Administrator

ipadmin@mcmaster.ca

905-525-9140 ext.22173

  • Day-to-day management of McMaster's patents, trade-marks and intellectual property licenses