Holly Symonds Clark, PhD


Holly Symonds Clark, Ph.D., joined the Office of Technology Transfer as a Technology Manager in July 2006.  Prior to joining OTT, Holly was a Senior Technology Transfer Specialist within the Technology Transfer Branch of the National Cancer Institute (NCI/NIH).  During her eight years with the NCI, Holly negotiated collaborative agreements and advised NCI intramural scientists on a wide array of technology transfer issues.  Holly was also involved in the development of NIH technology transfer policies and practices.  She was Founder and Chair of the NIH’s Animal Models Working Group, an NIH-wide committee that reviewed and proposed guidelines for complex technology transfer issues relating to the distribution and use of genetically modified animal models.  She also was one of the key technology transfer representatives involved in the implementation of the NIH’s Policy on the Sharing of Model Organisms for Biomedical Research.  Holly received her B.S. from the University of Maryland and Ph.D. in Molecular Biology and Genetics from the University of Pittsburgh.  She also completed postdoctoral training in cancer research at Duke University.

Primary Responsibility Areas:  Evaluation, licensing, and marketing of Research Disclosures from the medical campus, especially with cancer-related technologies