Gemma joined the Office of Innovation, Technology & Alliances (ITA) in April 2014. Her responsibilities include technology management, licensing and outgoing material transfer agreements. As a biomedical scientist, with postdoctoral training at the University of California San Francisco and the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, her primary career objective has been to pursue research that could improve patient health and quality of life. She became very interested in translating science concepts into marketable products that could improve patient health outcomes. To this end, she is motivated to apply her scientific expertise to help basic researchers and clinicians to bring their ideas, concepts and products into active patient use.