Alex Ducruet is Director for Licensing for the University of Pittsburgh’s Innovation Institute, where he is responsible for managing all licensing and intellectual property protection activities for the University. Dr. Ducruet joined the Innovation Institute as a Technology Licensing Manager in 2005. Prior to that, Dr. Ducruet was a Postdoctoral Associate in the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Pittsburgh, where he studied cancer biology and the molecular mechanisms of natural product anticancer agents, as well as collaborated in multiple drug discovery programs. Dr. Ducruet received his B.S. in Biochemistry from the University of Michigan, his Ph.D. in Molecular Pharmacology from the University of Pittsburgh, and is a Certified Licensing Professional.