Tanya Eliason

Licensing Contracts Manager
Office of Technology Management
415-562-8366

Tanya is a Licensing Contracts Officer on the OTM team tasked with nurturing important strategic relationships and facilitating the work of the OTM’s Licensing Officers. In the OTM, she focuses on agreements related to sharing UCSF tangible research property and managing jointly owned IP rights. Being a part of the OTM allows Tanya to indulge her passions for biomedical research, IP law, and exploring emerging technologies.

Immediately prior to joining the OTM in September 2020, Tanya negotiated research agreements in the Industry Contracts Division as an Industry Contracts Officer. Tanya has an expansive background in life science and law. Her life science experiences range from strain engineering at a synthetic biology startup to genetic diagnostic testing in an academic clinical lab. As an attorney, Tanya operated as a sole practitioner for over two years, helping small businesses and artists with their IP and contracts needs.

Tanya’s education includes a B.S. in Microbiology with a minor in Biochemistry from the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia (formerly, the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy & Science) and a J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.