Meet the Staff
Associate Provost for Innovation
Executive Director of the Office of Technology Licensing
Abrams manages Brandeis' intellectual property and established and runs the Brandeis Virtual Incubator, a program that provides mentoring, networking, education and small seed grants to Brandeis scientists to move their research closer to commercialization.
Prior to joining Brandeis in 2006, Abrams was a senior technology licensing officer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Whitehead Institute, focusing on biotechnology licensing. Abrams is the past president of the Massachusetts Association of Technology Transfer Organizations, and is the founder of T3, an organization of tech transfer offices at small New England research organizations.
Abrams holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania, a master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University and was a doctoral student at M.I.T.
- Read Incubating Inventions, Abrams' latest article in Catalyst magazine.
- Download a PDF of "License to Invent," a Catalyst article by Abrams.
Christine Taft, Ph.D. '11
Taft earned a bachelor's degree in Physiology and Neurobiology with a minor in Linguistics from the University of Maryland, College Park, and received a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Brandeis.
Assistant to Irene Abrams