Abhishek is a seasoned technology transfer professional with strong scientific and business acumen and extensive experience in IP marketing and licensing.  He is responsible for managing Pitt innovations in the life sciences.

Prior to joining the Innovation Institute, Abhishek worked with Technology Transfer Office at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center where he was responsible for handling medical inventions. His technology transfer experience also includes working with University of Toledo where he managed diverse portfolio of technologies in engineering, physical and life sciences. He also was involved in the formation of companies spun out of the University of Toledo and served as business mentor for the university-based startups during the National Science Foundation Innovation Corps (I-Corps) program. Preceding his time in Toledo, Abhishek worked with Johns Hopkins University Technology Transfer Office as a technology transfer and marketing intern.

Abhishek received his higher education in the USA and India. He holds a MBA in Marketing and Finance from Johns Hopkins University and MS in bioanalytical chemistry from University of Kentucky. Abhishek also has more than five years of scientific research experience and has published his work in peer-reviewed scientific journals.