Kimberly joined the University of Colorado in June 2015 with more than 15 years of experience in intellectual property management, licensing, research partnerships with corporations, and the formation of venture capital-financed startup companies. Kimberly was formerly the Deputy Director of the Yale Entrepreneurial Institute (YEI), and Associate Director of New Ventures at Yale University in the Office of Cooperative Research. Yale’s Office of Cooperative Research has started more than 70 new ventures that have raised $5 billion in investor capital.
Previously, Kimberly managed the intellectual property and licensing for Curagen Corporation (acquired by Celldex Therapeutics), and was co-founder of Arbor Fuel, a biofuel company that utilized recombinant microorganisms for the production of ethanol and butanol. Kimberly began her career in New York as a patent attorney for Chadbourne and Parke, LLP and Morgan & Finnegan, LLP where her practice focused on pharmaceutical patent litigation.
Kimberly has a graduate degree in genetics from the University of Connecticut and earned her Juris Doctorate with honors from the University of Connecticut School of Law. She is licensed to practice law in both New York and Connecticut.