Renae Speck, Ph.D is a Commercialization Manager in the Office of Technology Transfer in the Partnership Directorate at the United States Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) which is operated and managed by UT-Battelle, LLC. Renae is responsible for portfolio management and commercialization of intellectual property created by researchers and staff in the Biological and Environmental Sciences Directorate and the Nuclear Science and Technology Division. Renae also manages the proposal, award, and reporting processes for technology maturation funds.
Renae joined ORNL’s Office of Technology Transfer with numerous years of experience in academic administration. This experience includes a stint as Assistant Director of Technology Transfer at the Johns Hopkins Licensing and Technology Transfer Office. Renae was responsible for managing life science inventions from the Schools of Arts and Sciences, Education, Engineering, Nursing, Business, and Public Health as well as several departments in the School of Medicine. Renae also served as Program Manager for the Vanderbilt-Meharry Center for AIDS Research. Renae was in charge of the day to day operation of the Center. Renae most recently worked as a Proposal Development Coordinator in the Office of Sponsored Programs at Western Kentucky University. She assisted faculty and staff with proposal and budget development.
Renae earned a Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and a Bachelor of Science degree in Recombinant Genetics and Chemistry from Western Kentucky University.