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Rekha Paleyanda

Rekha Paleyanda
Rekha Paleyanda, Ph.D. Director


Strategic Business Development and Licensing, Industry Interaction and IP Management


Rekha Paleyanda is the Director of the Office of Technology Commercialization at UMass Lowell. She comes to UMass Lowell after ten years in business development, licensing and IP portfolio management at Massachusetts General Hospital, Partners Healthcare. She has extensive experience in identifying product opportunities, negotiating licenses with both startups and established companies and managing strategic alliances with industry partners. Prior to that, Paleyanda led strategic and business development at a startup, AIBiologics and worked in R&D developing therapeutics for orphan diseases at Transkaryotic Therapies, now part of Shire. She received a Ph.D. from George Washington University in Washington D.C. and conducted postdoctoral research at the Holland Lab for Biomedical Sciences in Rockville, Maryland.