Kristin Agopian, PhD

Senior Licensing Officer
Office of Technology Management
+1 415 340-2619

Kristin manages a portfolio of technologies and works with UCSF faculty and staff to develop and commercialize their inventions. She drafts and negotiates many agreements, including outgoing material transfer, confidentiality, inter-institutional, option and license agreements.

Kristin has been managing intellectual property for UCSF since August 2008. She was previously a Senior Analyst with Health Advances, a healthcare business strategy consulting firm. She was also a Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Fellow at the National Academies, where she worked on improvements to university-industry relationships. Kristin holds a Ph.D. in Virology from Harvard University and an A.B. in Molecular Biology from Princeton University. She has research experience in HIV pathogenesis, cell signaling, cell biology, mouse genetics and Drosophila development and speciation.

Kristin is excited about helping UCSF researchers succeed in translation of their cutting edge research into technologies that will advance health worldwide.


Evidence for adaptive evolution at the divergence between lymphoid and brain HIV-1 nef genes.

AIDS research and human retroviruses

Olivieri KC, Agopian KA, Mukerji J, Gabuzda D

Changes in the V3 region of gp120 contribute to unusually broad coreceptor usage of an HIV-1 isolate from a CCR5 Delta32 heterozygote.


Gorry PR, Dunfee RL, Mefford ME, Kunstman K, Morgan T, Moore JP, Mascola JR, Agopian K, Holm GH, Mehle A, Taylor J, Farzan M, Wang H, Ellery P, Willey SJ, Clapham PR, Wolinsky SM, Crowe SM, Gabuzda D