Industry Sponsored Research (ISR)

Industry Sponsored Research handles agreements involving research funded by or through for-profit industry sponsors. Our Industry Contract Officers support researchers in negotiating agreements with companies, including confidentiality and collaboration agreements, federally funded subcontracts received through industry, and research contracts funded by major corporations.

Industry Sponsor Information

How to Initiate a Sponsored Research or Other Project with UCI.

Guidance for Researchers

Proposals, Compliance and Other Information for Researchers and Department Personnel

Other Opportunities

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Combining the collective creativity of industry and UCI to lead the advancement of innovative healthcare solutions.

ISR is the connector and facilitator between researchers and corporate funding sources.

Industry Contract Officers

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David Gibbons

Director, Industry Sponsored Research

Chris Abernethy

Industry Contract Officer
(949) 824-1749
  • School of Biological Sciences
  • School of Education
  • School of Physical Sciences
  • School of Social Sciences
  • School of Social Ecology
  • Beckman Laser Institute and Medical Clinic
  • Health Policy and Research
  • Reeve Irvine Research Center
  • Stem Cell Research Center
  • Cancer Center
  • Epidemiology
  • Family Medicine
  • Department of Medicine (all 11 divisions)
  • Neurology
  • Psychiatry & Human Behavior
  • Radiological Sciences
  • Urology
  • Genetic Epidemiology Research Institute
  • Institute for Clinical Translational Science
  • John Tu and Thomas Yuen Center for Functional Onco-Imaging
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences

Natalie Tedford

Industry Contract Officer
(949) 824-8109
  • School of Engineering
  • School of Computer Science
  • School of Business
  • School of the Arts
  • CALIT2
  • Center for Embedded and¬†Cyber-Physical Sciences
  • Institutes for Genomics and Bioinformatics, Software Research, and Transportation Studies
  • Anatomy & Neurobiology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Pathology

Kelly Carlson

Industry Research & Material Transfer Officer
(949) 824-9223
  • Material Transfer Agreements for all UCI Departments except:
    • Biological Chemistry
    • Microbiology & Molecular Genetics
    • Physiology & Biophysics

James Wang

Industry Contract Officer
  • Anesthesiology
  • Biological Chemistry
  • Dermatology
  • Neurological Surgery
  • Obstetrics/Gynecology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Pediatrics
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Physiology & Biophysics
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Surgery
  • Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders
  • School of Nursing
  • Program in Public Health
  • Material Transfer Agreements for the following Departments:
    • Biological Chemistry
    • Microbiology & Molecular Genetics
    • Physiology & Biophysics
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