Expert Team

Innovation and technology management at Cedars-Sinai is the responsibility of a multidisciplinary team with expertise in all phases of research, intellectual property protecting, licensing marketing and bringing ideas, products and services to rapid application to improve the quality of life and health.

The expertise brought together by this team includes:

  • Biomedical research
  • Academic and scientific collaborations
  • Finance
  • Funding and grant writing
  • Licensing
  • Marketing
  • Networking with international scientists, investigators, physicians, universities and scientific and medical institutes
  • Technology assessment
  • U.S. and international law regarding intellectual property protection

Technology Transfer Expert Team Members

Edward M. Prunchunas

Edward M. Prunchunas
Senior Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer

James D. Laur, Esq

James D. Laur, Esq
Deputy General Counsel, Legal Affairs Department

Sandor G. Vari, MD

Sandor G. Vari, MD
International Research Network Manager, Burns and Allen Research Institute, Department of Academic Affairs

Patty Pierson

Patty Pierson
Technology Transfer Coordinator

Aranya A. Seals
Aranya A. Seals
Executive Assistant