research collaboration with industry.

In partnership with UCI’s faculty and graduate researchers, Industry Sponsored Research (ISR) facilitates corporate support of new research to drive innovation in Orange County and beyond.

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

ISR core functions:

  • Crystallize business relationships with industry partners
  • Navigate faculty and companies through the
    funding process
  • Sustain the relationships that support the advancement of science through research and development

Driving research at the speed of business.

For more information related to a specific area of inquiry, please see below for the appropriate Industry Contract Officer.

Chris Abernethy

Industry Contract Officer
(949) 824-1749

Chris supports faculty in:
  • Biological Sciences
  • Education
  • Physical Sciences
  • Social Ecology
  • Beckman Laser Institute and Medical Clinic
  • Health Policy and Research
  • Reeve Irvine Research Center
  • Stem Cell Research Center

Angie Karchmer, J.D.

Industry Contract Officer
(949) 824-0341

Angie supports faculty in:
  • School of Medicine
  • Health-related academic programs in Nursing Science, Public Health, and Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Social Sciences
  • Genetic Epidemiology Research Institute
  • Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders

Natalie Nodianos

Industry Contract Officer
(949) 824-8109

Natalie supports faculty in:
  • Schools of Engineering, Computer Science, and Business
  • Arts
  • CALIT2
  • Center for Embedded and Cyber-Physical Sciences
  • Institutes for Genomics and Bioinformatics, Software Research, and Transportation Studies

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