Nirdesh Gupta, PhD

Director – IP Portfolio Management and Licensing

Nirdesh Gupta, PhD, leads a team of marketing and licensing professionals responsible for engaging with faculty, staff, industry and other internal and external stakeholders involved in commercialization of the intellectual property arising from more than $100 million in research conducted annually at Cedars-Sinai. Gupta manages the portfolio of more than 400 technologies and is responsible for new invention procurement and assessment, patent and commercialization strategies, and all business development and licensing negotiations. Gupta also manages the project selection, project management and development of selected technologies supported through Tech Transfer Internal Fund. Prior to joining the Technology Transfer Office, Gupta served as director of research and development at California State University, Los Angeles, where he was responsible for research management, research compliance and headed the technology transfer practice.