Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation

CALLING GRADUATE STUDENTS AND POSTDOCS

WARF Ambassadors enhance the important connection between research on campus and technology transfer at WARF. We’re looking for creative, energetic graduate students and postdocs from scientific or technical disciplines who are interested in learning more about the tech transfer process.

Become an Ambassador

Contact Beth Werner, Director of IP, Life Sciences at [email protected] to learn more.

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You will:

  • Gain leadership skills by organizing events and leading presentations.
  • Build your network of tech transfer professionals and peers across campus.
  • Plan to spend about 10 hours per month on Ambassador projects.
  • Help PIs and graduate students understand how their technology can positively impact the world through technology transfer.

We will:

  • Teach you about patents, licensing and related career opportunities.
  • Use your firsthand insights to inform new initiatives at WARF.
  • Facilitate networking and career and social opportunities to help you build your resume.

 


Meet Our Current WARF Ambassadors

Pallavi Chhabra

Pallavi Chhabra

Department: Curriculum and Instruction
Major Professor: Carl Grant
Email: [email protected]
Background: Researches the use of technology in K-12 education settings and teacher preparation for diverse classrooms.

 

Graham Delafield

Graham Delafield

Department: Chemistry
Major Professor: Lingjun Li
Email: [email protected]
Background: Develops novel separation strategies for biomolecules prior to mass spectrometry to aid in the discovery of potential biomarkers for neurological disorders and disease progression.

 

Claire Erickson

Claire Erickson

Department: Medicine – Geriatrics
Major Professor: Sterling Johnson
Email: [email protected]
Background: Studies modifiable factors in Alzheimer’s disease that may affect disease trajectory.

 

Emily Kaufman

Emily Kaufman

Department: Chemistry
Major Professor: John Wright
Email: [email protected]
Background: Studies the catalytic properties of vitamin B12 using novel multidimensional spectroscopic methods.

 

Aiping Liu

Aiping Liu

Department: Surgery
Major Professor: Angela Gibson
Email: [email protected]
Background: Researches wound healing, focusing on burn wounds.

 

Jeanette Metzger

Jeanette Metzger

Department: Cellular and Molecular Pathology
Major Professor: Marina Emborg
Email: [email protected]
Background: Investigates mechanisms of Parkinson’s disease-associated cardiac sympathetic nerve loss using a nonhuman primate research model; learned about WARF through peers and the 2018 Morgridge Entrepreneurial Bootcamp.

 

Laura Muehlbauer

Laura Muehlbauer

Department: Chemistry
Major Professor: Joshua Coon
Email: [email protected]
Background: Uses mass spectrometry to accurately interrogate proteomes to inform and influence our understanding of health and disease.

 

Jessica Parrott

Jessica Parrott

Department: Molecular & Environmental Toxicology
Major Professor: Christopher Bradfield
Email: [email protected]
Background: Studies the genetics and genomics of the aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AHR) pathway involved in xenobiotic metabolism and cancer.

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