Photo of Dr. Brian Coblitz, Interim Managing Director

Dr. Brian Coblitz

Title:
Interim Managing Director
Phone: 202-994-4345
Email:
[email protected]

Brian Coblitz strives to provide best-in-class service to internal and external partners working toward commercialization of new technologies invented at GW. Brian's broad scientific background contributes to developing relationships between GW faculty and industry licensees. As a registered U.S. Patent Agent, Brian can take advantage of his understanding of patent prosecution in evaluating novel technologies.

Brian negotiated multiple license agreements with startups and small businesses and continues to maintain productive partnerships with those developing technologies from GW. His goal is to provide ongoing support for our licensees as they seek funding and expertise on the development pathway.

A long-time member of the GW community, he came to GW in 2012 from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Office of Technology Transfer. At the NIH, Brian applied his broad biological sciences background to perform targeted marketing of innovative technologies. Prior to starting his career in technology commercialization, Brian completed his postdoctoral studies on the sense of touch with Marty Chalfie at Columbia University. Brian's Ph.D. and B.S. degrees came from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Tulane University, respectively.