Director of Licensing
As Director of Licensing, Kultaran leads the NC State Office of Research Commercialization’s team of licensing professionals as they work to facilitate the commercialization of university inventions/discoveries. Kultaran’s experience includes managing innovation, strategizing intellectual property assets, licensing technologies, and supporting startup company formation.
Kultaran personally manages a portfolio of technologies in the areas of biotechnology, ag-biotech, pharmaceuticals, drug delivery, human and animal health, research tools, food industry, and bio-manufacturing. He also serves as a reviewer/panelist with the Small Business Innovation Research and Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) grant programs at both the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health.
Kultaran earned a Ph.D. in Genetics from NC State University, a MS in biology from University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and a LL.M. in Intellectual Property and Technology Law from Washington University in St. Louis, MO. He is a member of the New York Bar Association and is licensed as an attorney in New York. He is a Certified Licensing Professional and joined ORC in 2011.