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La Shaun J. Berrien, Ph.D., Research Administration & Innovation Management

Vice President, serving HJF since 2005

Dr. Berrien serves as the central point of contact for managing research grants and contracts awarded to HJF as well as facilitating the transfer of innovative technologies from HJF’s research portfolio to industry partners. 

Dr. Berrien’s career includes more than 20 years of research and business development experience within academic, federal, and commercial laboratories. She joined HJF in 2005 and served as the Director of the Joint Office of Tech Transfer and the Director of Intellectual Property before becoming a principal consultant at the Berrien Caldwell Group. After several years of advising startups on intellectual property, business, and product development, Dr. Berrien rejoined HJF as the Senior Director of Technology Transfer. She previously held positions as a research engineer and product development lead with biotech startups and was a research fellow at the National Institutes of Health.

Dr. Berrien has a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering with a focus in biomechanics from Virginia Tech and a B.S in Mechanical Engineering with a focus in biotechnology from MIT. She is also a Registered Patent Agent.