As a member of the UCSF Office of Technology Management, Saunders helps manage the intellectual property of UCSF scientists across a wide variety of disciplines. He is dedicated to guiding innovative UCSF technologies from the laboratory to the market for the benefit of patients.
Saunders received his PhD in Genetics from UCLA, where he studied the molecular mechanisms that control embryonic adrenal development. After completing his PhD, he moved to UCSF, where he trained as a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Ophir Klein. During his postdoc, he used knockout mouse models to investigate the genetic causes of reproductive organ defects.