Dr. Paau currently is the Chairman, Guangda Cooperation International Technology Center, Co. Ltd. in China.  Most recently, he lead the technology transfer program at Cornell University and managed an investment fund as Executive Director and Vice Provost at Cornell University for eight years.  He was also President of the Cornell Research Foundation, Inc. during his tenure at Cornell. Prior to joining Cornell in January 2007, Dr. Paau was Director and Assistant Vice Chancellor for Technology Transfer & Intellectual Property Services at UCSD for nine years. From 1994 to 1998, he was Executive Director of the Iowa State University Research Foundation, Inc. and Director of Intellectual Property & Technology Transfer at Iowa State University. Until 1994, he was Associate Director of the Biotechnology Center at the Ohio State University. Before returning to the academic environment in 1992, Dr. Paau held various research and management positions of increasing responsibilities in the Cetus Corporation and the W.R. Grace & Co. organizations for 12 years and led the development of two commercial products. Dr. Paau holds a Ph.D. degree in Biological Sciences and a Master of Business Administration degree. He also attended the Drake University School of Law. Dr. Paau has supervised the completion of over 1,600 technology license transactions with more than 140 new businesses founded from the licensing of such technologies.

Alan Paau, PHD, MBA

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