Associate Vice Chancellor, Technology Management and Corporate Relations, UC Davis
Dushyant Pathak is associate vice chancellor for technology management and corporate relations at UC Davis, with responsibility for InnovationAccess, which manages patents, licenses and other matters relating to intellectual property and the Office of Corporate Relations, focused on fostering strategic partnerships with industry. Pathak has 15 years of management experience, including with Fortune-500, publicly traded, entrepreneurial and startup companies in roles through which he has led business development and intellectual property teams, commercial planning and clinical project operations activities, and been in senior leadership responsible for a successful NASDAQ IPO. Pathak has led entrepreneurial teams at the startup and early development stage, including raising capital from investors in the role of CEO. He has also worked in venture capital with Connecticut Innovations and as the first EIR at QB3/Mission Bay Capital.
Pathak is an adjunct professor at the University of San Francisco’s School of Management. He received his MBA from the Haas School of Business, his Ph.D. in biochemistry, molecular biology and cell biology from Northwestern University and his BA in natural science and mathematics from Bennington College. He conducted postdoctoral research as a Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Cancer Fund Fellow and was a member of the research faculty at Yale University in the molecular biophysics and biochemistry department.