Dr. Yash Vaishnav

Dr. Yash Vaishnav is a Business Development Executive at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. He earned a PhD in Microbiology and Cell Biology from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, and an MBA in finance from California State University. He has held faculty positions at the University of California, San Diego, and the International Centre for Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology, New Delhi. Yash has conducted research in molecular biology and virology, has published research articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals, and has presented findings at various scientific conferences. He has also taught advanced courses in molecular biology and virology to graduate students.

Yash has 30 years of experience in academic enterprise in research and business development. He has spent last 20 years in intellectual property management, technology transfer and business development positions at Knobbe, Martens, Olson and Bear, LLP, the University of California Office of President, University of California, Los Angeles, Arizona State University, Argonne National Laboratory, and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. In his current role at the Livermore laboratory he is responsible for comprehensive management of life science, biotechnology and health care technologies. He has extensive experience and successful track record of licensing therapeutic, diagnostic, medical device and platform technologies to biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical device companies, forging industry partnerships, and in supporting and facilitating startup companies based on technologies from academic institutions.