- Commercialization Manager
- Technology Commercialization & Licensing Team
Natasha Jones has been a licensing associate since 2011 and is responsible for licensing and market analysis for a diverse technology portfolio, including both physical and life sciences, especially agricultural and veterinary technologies. Prior to 2011, she was a commercialization specialist in the Von Allmen Center for Entrepreneurship (VACE), where she advised startup companies. Natasha wrote the Von Allmen Center’s winning grant application to the Economic Development Administration (EDA) to promote high-wage job creation through high-tech jobs in Kentucky, as well as a winning application for the EDA’s 2010 Innovation in Economic Development Award for Innovation in Commercialization. After majoring in biology at Centre College, Natasha earned a Master of Science in biology at the University of Virginia. Her thesis examined the role of a complete loss-of-function female sterility gene in Drosophila oogenesis. Before graduating from the University of Kentucky (UK) College of Law, Natasha researched the cell-to-cell spread of HSV-1 in UK’s College of Medicine. Natasha also earned a Master of Science in Library Science from UK with an emphasis on academic (law) librarianship.