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Raquel Peron

Licensing Analyst - Life Sciences

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.

  • What is one invention that you just couldn’t live without? Air conditioner
  • If you could go back in time to have dinner with one person, who would that be? Charles Darwin. I would love to hear his thought process about the theory of evolution and see his notes.
  • Who has been the most influential person in your life? My father. He always encourages me to face my fears and any challenges I encounter in my life. He taught me by example to constantly question my own beliefs, maintain a health work-life balance, and have family-centric values.
  • If you were selected to be a contestant on a game show that requires you to taste cuisines from around the world and name the cuisine’s native country, how would you prepare for it? I would taste the signature spice/ingredient of most cuisines. Despite the myriad of flavors and food combinations of worldwide cuisine, if we boil down, there is always a signature taste of each region. I believe this would be the most effective way of differentiating them.

Licensing Analyst - Life Sciences