Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation
825 NE 13th St MS#52
Oklahoma City, OK 73104-3600
Phone: (405) 271-1734
Fax: (405) 271-1708
Visiting Us: OMRF Technology Ventures is located on the first floor of the Bell Building, Room 105 across from McMechan Park. Limited visitor parking is available adjacent to the building and marked “Technology Transfer Visitor.” Please see Nancy Widener for a visitor parking pass. For general inquiries, please email us at OTV@OMRF.org. For material transfer related inquiries/communications, please email MTA@OMRF.org.
Andrew Westmuckett, Ph.D.
Director of Technology Ventures
Andrew Westmuckett earned his Ph.D. in science from Imperial College, University of London, and served as a staff scientist at OMRF for 14 years prior to joining the Technology Ventures group. In addition to his research experience, he also taught science and served in the British Military as a member of the Royal Artillery and Royal Engineers.
Hemangi Shah, Ph.D.
Technology Development Specialist
Hemangi Shah earned her bachelor’s degree in medicine and surgery (M.B.B.S.) from the Grant Medical College in Mumbai, India, and a doctorate in microbiology and immunology from OUHSC. At OMRF, Shah manages collaborations between foundation scientists and industry partners, OMRF’s patent applications, and the foundation’s portfolio of U.S. and international patents.
John Miller earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting and business management in 2013 and a MBA in 2015 from Oklahoma Christian University. John joined OMRF’s Technology Ventures team as an operations assistant in 2019 where he works primarily on managing finances related to agreements and patents, managing data, and government reporting.
Technology Transfer Associate
Simanti Das earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata, India and her Ph.D. in Cancer Biology from University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. She joined OMRF Technology Ventures in 2022 where she facilitates material transfer agreements and assists with licensing activities and contract negotiations.
Prior to joining OMRF Nancy was employed for 13 years as a legal assistant for an independent natural gas and oil producing company.