Imke Ehlers-Surur, PhD

Associate Director, Technology Development

Imke Ehlers-Surur, PhD

Imke Ehlers-Surur is an Associate Director in MSK’s Office of Technology Development. She supervises two members of OTD’s Technology Management and Commercialization team.  In addition to her own licensing and portfolio management responsibilities, Imke also supervises the management of Memorial Sloan Kettering’s medical device and tangible research materials portfolios. She joined the OTD in 2006 as a Licensing Manager.

Imke received her PhD degree in 2005 from the Sloan Kettering Institute /University of Ulm, in Germany, in cell biology/biochemistry (magna cum laude). She received her MS degree from Germany’s University of Oldenburg, with a major in biochemistry. Her educational background also includes professional studies in management, marketing, and finance at Baruch College. She has held research internships at Paris’s École Normale Supérieure and in the Research and Development Department of Beiersdorf, AG, Hamburg, in Germany.

Prior to joining the Office of Technology Development on a full-time basis, Imke served in the department as an intern, while continuing her work on the role of Kit receptor signaling as a postdoctoral fellow at the Sloan Kettering Institute in the laboratory of developmental biologist Peter Besmer.

Imke is a member of the Licensing Executives Society.