Innovation: The Big Idea of Technology Transfer
As Angela Loihl worked her way through her graduate research project at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, she noticed the scope of her studies getting narrower. "I spent all my time learning more and more about less and less," she says of her research in mice, which focused on a protein thought to have a role in stroke. "I questioned how relevant that was to the human condition." Fourteen years after she earned her PhD, her career is far broader. As a technology manager at the Center for Commercialization at the University of Washington in Seattle, she covers a wide range of life-science fields — from microbiology to radiology, with an occasional foray into chemical engineering.
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