Where are you from originally?
Helene: I am originally from France.
Why did you choose UT?
Helene: I had the opportunity to do a postdoc at UT, which I started in July 2015. I have a PhD in microbiology.
Why did you choose to intern with UTRF?
Helene: Out of curiosity and interest! I saw this internship as a valuable experience to get insights into what tech transfer actually ‘means’, including marketing and commercialization of the inventions.
How did you become interested in tech transfer?
Helene: I got involved into technology transfer via my previous employment. Some of the work I was involved in led to patent applications. I got to be on the side of the researcher in terms of filing a patent.
What are you currently studying?
Helene: I am conducting research in the field of microbiology, fungal biology in particular.