David Knaack, Ph.D.
Director, Office for Technology Transfer
Dr. Knaack, the former Vice President of Product Development & Manufacturing at ORTHOCON/ABYRX, Inc., joined WHOI after 24 years of Product Development and Research leadership in the Medical Device/Biotech industry. He is a registered patent agent, the prosecuting agent of record on two issued US patents and a named inventor on eighteen others. He holds a B.S. in Chemistry from St. Lawrence University and a Ph.D. in Neurochemistry from Cornell University. He completed post-doctoral work as a Howard Hughes Fellow in Molecular Biology at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Knaack has published in a wide variety of technical areas including biomaterials and developmental, cellular and neuro- biology.
Technical Marketing Specialist
Allison joined WHOI in 2015 as the Office for Technology Transfer’s Technical Marketing Specialist. Managing the office’s web presence as well as the communications, marketing, and outreach efforts, she works to extend the reach of WHOI technologies within the scientific community as well as the greater business community. Prior to joining WHOI, Allison worked in marketing & communications roles both domestically and internationally. She holds a B.S. in Environmental Science from the University of Connecticut.