Gayatri Varma is Director, Partnering & Strategy at MedImmune, the early stage biologics R&D arm of AstraZeneca where she leads business development activities for MedImmune’s Respiratory, Inflammation and Autoimmunity therapeutic area and engages in large-scale collaborations with academia and government.
Prior to joining MedImmune, Gayatri was the Executive Director of the Office of Technology Commercialization at the University of Maryland. There she oversaw the licensing and patenting activities and was involved in developing and amending policies, as well as initiating new programs. She started her career at the University of Maryland as a licensing associate in the life sciences.
She currently serves as a Board of Director for AUTM.