Dr. Kusum Rathore is a licensing assistant in the Knoxville office, where she focuses on the commercialization of technologies developed from inventors of the Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine in the areas of biochemistry and molecular biology, microbiology, and biomedical engineering. Kusum brings over a decade of research experience in the life sciences to UTRF. Prior to joining UTRF, Kusum was a research scientist at 490 BioTech, a life sciences company in Knoxville, Tennessee. Kusum was also a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine. Kusum obtained Ph.D. in Life Sciences with a focus in Molecular Oncology from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.