As a licensing analyst at the Purdue Research Foundation’s Office of Technology Commercialization (OTC), Raquel’s primary role is to conduct market assessment and outreach for the technologies in the Life Sciences domain. Raquel acts as a liaison between the Purdue inventors and the potential licensees. She engages and maintains relationships with companies, external stakeholders, venture capitalists, and entrepreneurs. Raquel also assists the business development team in developing strategies to enable the technology transfer of the Purdue intellectual property.
Raquel holds a BS in Biological Sciences from the University of Sao Paulo and a Ph.D. from Purdue University, Interdisciplinary Life Sciences Program – Department of Entomology. Raquel’s thesis focused on applying hyperspectral data to identify plant health status and predict stresses before the onset of visual symptoms. Prior to joining Purdue University, she worked with genetic transformation at the center of technology in sugarcane in Brazil.