Dr. Lakita Cavin is part of the UT Health Science Center (UTHSC) team. She is responsible for managing and licensing university technology, as well as preparing and reviewing research-related contracts, such as material transfer, research and confidentiality agreements. She also provides legal support and advice to the UTRF licensing staff. As a registered patent attorney, Lakita provides strategic support for drafting and prosecuting patent applications on new disclosures from across the UT System. She has been with UTRF as a staff attorney and licensing associate since 2007. Prior to joining UTRF, Lakita was a post-doctoral research scientist and assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacology at the Health Science Center, where her research focused in the area of liver cancer. She holds a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Auburn University and a J.D. from the University of Memphis.