OMRF has named Sam McNeal, Ph.D., and Michael Sweeney to its Technology Ventures staff.
McNeal earned his B.S. degree in biology from Georgia State University. He went on to earn an Sc.M. and Ph.D. in Pathobiology from Brown University. He completed postdoctoral fellowships at the University Pennsylvania and the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta where he studied cell death following hemorrhagic shock. At OMRF, McNeal will be responsible for market research, managing material transfer agreements and confidential disclosure agreements, eventually taking on additional responsibilities within the landscape of technology ventures.
“Sam is well-equipped for this kind of a role as a tech transfer professional,” said OMRF Vice President of Technology Ventures Manu Nair. “He has built impressive credentials in the lab, and those will translate well in the technology commercialization space.”
Sweeney earned a bachelor’s degree in business finance and economics from Oklahoma State University and is currently working on a master’s in business analytics. Prior to joining OMRF, Sweeney worked as a strategic planning and finance manager for the Renaissance Outpatient Rehabilitation Center in McAllen, Texas. At OMRF, Sweeney will manage the budgets and document databases and perform assorted operational duties.
“Michael’s background in finance and compliance management make him an excellent fit with our focus on intellectual property commercialization,” said Nair. “We are very fortunate to add both Sam and Michael to our team.”