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Columnist: Samuel E. Bish, Ph.D.

Samuel E. Bish, Ph.D. (Sam) works as a Licensing and Patenting Manager at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Technology Transfer (OTT) in Rockville, Maryland. His core duties at OTT involve managing NIH intellectual property, overseeing patent prosecution, and negotiating license agreements. Sam joined OTT after completing a post-graduate Cancer Research Training Award Fellowship at the National Cancer Institute’s Technology Transfer Center (TTC) in Rockville, Maryland. At TTC he negotiated collaborative agreements and handled invention disclosures. Sam earned his Bachelor of Science degree in microbiology with a minor in biochemistry from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and his Ph.D. in cell biology and molecular genetics from the University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland.