Dr. Michaela McCrary, Ph.D.

Technology Transfer Center, National Cancer Institute

Technology Transfer Manager (Fellow)


Michaela McCrary, Ph.D. is a technology transfer manager (fellow) at the National Cancer Institute’s Technology Transfer Center (TTC). The TTC enables and guides collaboration, invention development and licensing for NCI and nine other NIH institutes and centers to advance today’s discoveries into tomorrow’s medical care. In this role, Michaela negotiates technology transfer agreements, aids in invention reporting and analysis, licenses NCI technologies, and facilitates research collaborations between NCI and national/international partners. Since starting at TTC in 2020, she has gained valuable experience in federal technology transfer and a unique viewpoint on the biotechnology field. Prior to joining TTC, Michaela received a B.S. in biomedical engineering from the University of Arkansas in 2015 and a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering from the University of Florida in 2020. After receiving her Ph.D., Michaela chose to pursue a career in technology transfer to play an active role in translation of life-changing research and technologies from the bench to their end goal of improving human health