Anne Di Sante is an experienced technology transfer professional and views that role as a catalyst for technology development. Throughout her 35 year career, she has embraced the roles of a technology manager, director of licensing, tech transfer office leadership and is now the executive director of MSU Technologies.
Upon arriving at Michigan State University in 2012, Anne accelerated technology licensing by setting clear licensing guidelines. Additionally, Anne consistently encourages transparency with inventors, which has contributed to improved relationships with MSUT’s stakeholders. Anne is frequently invited to speak on various aspects of academic technology transfer and is a Certified Licensing Professional. She is an active member of AUTM, volunteering for AUTM since 1988, and was its Vice President, Central Region. She received the AUTM President’s Award in 2012 for her outstanding and lasting contributions to the organization.
Prior to her career in academic tech transfer, Anne was an ASCP-certified medical technologist. She earned her bachelor’s degree in medical technology, master’s degree in microbiology and immunology and master’s degree in business administration from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.