Jon Soderstrom is retiring, ending a 25-year run as Yale University’s head technology transfer expert. He led Yale’s efforts to boost its profile as a leader of global research, helping faculty spin successful ventures out of their academic work.
“We would not have the industry we have today without Jon,” said Dawn Hocevar, CEO of the biotech industry advocacy organization BioCT. “His ability to work within Yale and help the researchers commercialize their intellectual property has been outstanding. He understands the industry extremely well, and he’s extremely well-connected to the venture world.”