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Allison Markova

Manager of Technology Transfer

Allison joined WHOI in 2015. Managing the Office for Technology Transfer, she works to facilitate commercialization of WHOI innovations & extend the reach of WHOI technologies within the scientific community as well as the greater business community. Prior to this role at WHOI, Allison worked in marketing for WHOI OTT, marketing and communications roles both in the US and internationally, and as a professional photographer. She holds a Bachelors of Science in Environmental Science from the University of Connecticut.
(508) 289-3367


Gabriel Hendricks, Ph.D.

Patent Agent

Gabe joined the Office for Technology Transfer in 2017 after earning a Ph.D. at UMass Medical School in Biomedical Research and postdoctoral study at Brown University and Rhode Island Hospital, where he focused on infectious disease research, and novel anti-infective therapies. Gabriel works on behalf of WHOI scientists and engineers to identify and protect their intellectual property. He reviews WHOI inventions, determines patentability, and drafts patent applications. He also coordinates with outside counsel to submit patent applications to the United States Patent and Trademark Office and responds to USPTO Actions to secure issued patents.
(508) 289-2234


Annie Toomajian

Market Research Associate

Annie joined the Office for Technology Transfer in 2020. She holds a Bachelors of Science in Marketing from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and brings experience in market research, consumer identification, and startup plan development. Working collaboratively with inventors, she researches the market potential for WHOI technologies, establishing the technology's competitive advantages, analyzing the market value and growth drivers, and identifying commercialization pathways.
(508) 289-3889


A Record of Success in Ocean Derived Technologies

From independent spin-offs to WHOI driven startups, see how WHOI innovations are succeeding in the marketplace.