Keith Hoffman, PhD

Sr. Vice President, Business Development and Technology Transfer

 

Dr. Hoffman is responsible for the development of commercialization opportunities for The Lundquist Institute's intellectual properties, capabilities and expertise.

Prior to The Lundquist Institute, Dr. Hoffman held senior management roles (COO, CBO, VP) in business, corporate, science, and intellectual property development for biotechnology, healthcare data, medical device, and consumer product companies. As part of those efforts Dr. Hoffman drafted, and assisted in the prosecution of, over 70 patents. Most recently, he was part of the founding team at Advera Health Analytics where he developed and helped monetize big data platforms that provide real world side effect data on all FDA approved drugs.

Dr. Hoffman is a native San Diegan who earned both his B.S. in Biology and Ph.D. in Neuroscience from UC Irvine in the laboratory of Dr. Gary Lynch. His research at Irvine focused on the molecular basis of learning and memory with an emphasis on how neural cell adhesion molecules may modulate synaptic architectures.
 

Rubayath Mohsen, MS

Manager, Business Development and Technology Transfer

 

Prior to joining The Lundquist Institute, Rubayath held the Technology Transfer Manager position at The Rockefeller University in New York where she managed and negotiated Tech Transfer contracts - MTAs, CDAs, and Collaboration Agreements with both industry and academia. She also conducted technology marketing activities and managed compliance with regard to reporting requirements for federal research sponsors.

Rubayath started her Tech Transfer career as a Marketing Analyst Intern at the Johns Hopkins Tech Transfer office and then worked with Columbia Tech Ventures assisting their Marketing Department as a Tech Brief Writer. 

Rubayath holds a MSc. in Biotechnology from Johns Hopkins University where she studied radio-sensitizing factors in Glioblastoma cancer stem cells in mouse models. She also earned a BSc. in Biomedical Engineering from Boston University where her research focused on developing a point-of-care sepsis diagnostic chip.

Angelyn Nguyen, PhD

Officer, Business Development and Technology Transfer

 

Prior to joining The Lundquist Institute, Angelyn was a Licensing Associate at the Cedars-Sinai Technology Transfer Office where she managed the intellectual property, marketing, and licensing activities for the medical device, software and diagnostics portfolio. She also worked with the legal team to negotiate contracts, including CDAs and IIAs. Before her time at Cedars-Sinai, Angelyn was a Technical Intern at a boutique intellectual property law firm and a Senior Technology Fellow at the UCLA Technology Development Group.

Angelyn earned both her B.S. and Ph.D. in Physiology from UCLA. She worked in the Laboratory of Dr. Amy Rowat studying how the physical properties of pancreatic cancer cells influence cell migration and invasion.
 

Matthew De Leon

Coordinator, Business Development and Technology Transfer

 

Matthew is responsible for supporting the Business Development and Technology Transfer (BDTT) office’s financial and administrative operations. These include coordinating patent expense payments, processing license income, completing office purchases and reimbursements, and maintaining internal databases. Additionally, Matthew serves as an assistant to the Senior Vice President, BDTT.

Matthew is a native of the South Bay Los Angeles region. Prior to joining The Lundquist Institute, Matthew held research positions at UC Irvine, where he earned his B.A. in Public Health Policy. His research focused on understanding perceptions of substance use among college students. He also supported one of the UCI Program in Public Health’s sponsored student organizations by managing funds, compiling grant reports, and coordinating events.