Karin Immergluck began working in university technology transfer over a decade ago, when she was managing a large portfolio of inventions on behalf of the entire University of California system at the UC Office of the President. In 2004, she joined the UCSF Office of Technology Management, and currently serves as Acting Director, Technology Management, in the UCSF Office of Innovation, Technology and Alliances. In addition to directing the Technology Management team and managing a large portfolio of UCSF life science inventions, she also co-negotiates large scale master industry-sponsored research partnerships, supports UCSF start-ups in obtaining IP rights and funding, and oversees IP and licensing-related legal disputes, having successfully negotiated several settlement agreements on behalf of UCSF and other UC campuses. Karin has taught several entrepreneurship and IP-related classes at UCSF, and has served as an invited speaker and adviser to several government and academic institutions in Europe.
Karin received her Ph.D. in Developmental Molecular Genetics from the University of Zurich in Switzerland, having conducted her doctoral work at UCSF in the laboratory of Dr. J. Michael Bishop, under the combined mentorship of Dr. Bishop and her University of Zurich mentor, Dr. Ernst Hafen. She received her Master's degree in Biochemistry from the University of Zurich.