Javed Afzal is an Associate Director at UC Berkeley’s Office of Technology Licensing. At OTL he manages a large life-sciences portfolio. Javed is also registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office since 2000.
Before embarking into IP management, Javed worked as a Staff Scientist in the Life Sciences Division of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. At LBNL his research focused on both the basic and applied aspects of cancer that led to several publications in peer reviewed journals in the field of radiation research and oncology.
Before joining LBNL, Javed was as a Research Scientist at the Cancer Research and Treatment Center, University of New Mexico at Albuquerque, where he conducted research on differential protection of normal tissues against the damage induced by the cancer chemotherapeutic drugs and radiation.
Javed holds a Ph.D and an M.Phil. Degree in Radiation Biology from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India.