Christine Flynn, PhD

IP & Patent Law Panel

Job Title: Associate Director, Licensing and New Venture Development; Director, Biotechnology Commercialization Center

Current Employer: The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston


  • Ph.D. in Chemistry, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX (2003)

  • B.S. in Chemistry and French, Penn State University, University Park, PA (1998)


Christine E. Flynn, Ph.D. joined OTM in 2007, where she is responsible for assessing, protecting, and commercializing the intellectual property generated by faculty, staff, and students at UTHealth, with a particular focus on startup companies.  Christine also helped establish and further coordinates the Biotechnology Commercialization Center (BCC) at UTHealth.  Prior to joining OTM, Christine received Bachelor of Science degrees in both Chemistry and French from The Pennsylvania State University in University Park, PA. She continued her education at The University of Texas at Austin, in Austin, TX, where she researched peptide-directed recognition and growth of semiconductor materials under the direction of Professor Angela Belcher, receiving her Doctorate of Philosophy in Chemistry. In conjunction with a postdoctoral research position at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, MA, Christine joined Cambrios Technologies Corp. as the first employee of the new company, where she contributed to the commercialization and expansion of the basic science that she previously developed with Dr. Belcher, including as Principal Investigator on two Army grants and as a key player in the formation of Intellectual Property Strategy for the company.

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