Courtney Silverthorn Ph.D.
Partnership Alliance Manager
Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc.
Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research
Dr. Courtney Silverthorn holds a Ph.D. in Pharmacology from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Sweet Briar College. She is co-author of three scientific publications in the fields of melanoma biology and liquid chromatography, and completed a Certificate in Biotechnology Enterprise through The Johns Hopkins University's Advanced Academic Programs. Dr. Silverthorn started her career in technology transfer in 2009 as a CRTA fellow at the NCI-Frederick Technology Transfer Center before joining the intellectual property department of NCI's Operations and Technical Support contractor, SAIC-Frederick, in 2010. As an Intellectual Property Specialist at SAIC-Frederick, she is the primary point of contact for tech transfer agreement negotiations and research subcontract IP review, and provides support to highly visible NIH-sponsored company initiatives, including the Cancer Human Biobank and the Therapeutics for Rare and Neglected Diseases (TRND) program.