Yashodhara Dash is a senior licensing manger in the Office of Technology Development. As one of her responsibilities, she leads the office’s Medical Device Initiative. She joined Memorial Sloan Kettering in 2007 as a licensing manager.
She received her PhD degree in immunology from the University of Connecticut Health Center in 2007. Her educational background also includes an MBA degree from the University of Connecticut and an MBBS degree (with honors) from India’s SCB Medical College. (An MBBS degree is equivalent to an MD degree.)
Prior to joining the Office of Technology Development, Yashodhara worked as a graduate research assistant at the University of Connecticut Health Center, where she successfully identified a protein antigen that is involved in the immune response against filariasis and may be used to formulate a protective vaccine. In India, she worked as a pediatric resident and medical intern with major rotations in the medicine, surgery, obstetrics, and gynecology wards.
Yashodhara is a member of the Association of University Technology Managers. In 2012, she earned the Certified Licensing Professional (CLP) designation.