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Shweta Krishnan joined OTC in 2016. As Assistant Director, Shweta works with the associate directors of licensing to evaluate the market opportunity, competitive and patent landscape of Duke technologies, develop online communications for marketing, identify potential licensees and assist with licensing negotiations and agreements, as well as manage the Fellows internship program at the OTC. Shweta comes to OTC with a strong background in life sciences research, and over a year of experience in technology transfer fellowships at Johns Hopkins and Duke. Prior to joining OTC, she was a postdoctoral fellow at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Shweta received her PhD in Pharmacology and Cancer Biology from Duke University, where her work focused on elucidating the actions of the progesterone receptor in breast cancer pathogenesis, with the goal of developing therapeutic interventions for the clinic.