Carol Mimura, Ph.D., RTTP is the University of California, Berkeley’s Assistant Vice Chancellor for Intellectual Property & Industry Research Alliances (IPIRA) at the University of California, Berkeley. IPIRA is the portal to Berkeley for industry access to Berkeley’s preeminent faculty and research capabilities.
She is a member of the
Forum on Drug Discovery, Development and Translation of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies of Science, has served on the board of directors of the Children’s Hospital Research Institute in Oakland, CA, as a board member (the Chancellor’s alternate) of BayBio, the regional voice of biotechnology in Northern California, and as an Executive Director of U.C. Berkeley’s Office of Technology Licensing. Prior to her positions at U.C. Berkeley, Dr. Mimura was an analyst at Technology Forecasters, a consultant to Cor Therapeutics and Genomyx, and wrote for the Genetic Engineering News.
Carol received a Deal of Distinction Award from the Licensing Executives Society, the inaugural Patents for Humanity award from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the President’s Cup from Yale University, several Distinguished Service Awards from U.C. Berkeley, and a Chancellor’s Special Service Award. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Yale University in Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry and Ph.D. in biology (biochemistry & microbiology concentration) from Boston University. She was an NIH-sponsored postdoctoral fellow and research scientist at U.C. Berkeley in Biochemistry and in Chemical Biodynamics, and is a registered technology transfer professional.
Carol has published public policy articles on innovation, public-private partnerships, IP management, and humanitarian clauses for developing world technologies.