As director of the Partnership Development Office (PDO), Vladimir Popov manages and oversees the partnerships and collaborations among Frederick National Laboratory scientists and external researchers in government, industry, academia, and the nonprofit research community. The PDO identifies strategic partnership opportunities capable of addressing important scientific questions and unmet medical needs, evaluates and manages the national laboratory’s intellectual property portfolio, and actively engages in marketing and licensing efforts. He works closely with the Intellectual Property and Strategic Agreements to negotiate strategic agreements with a diverse array of partners.
Popov brings extensive experience in business development, technology transfer, and project management. Before assuming the role of director, Popov served as a business development manager for the PDO. Previously, Popov worked as a manager in the healthcare industry, entrepreneur, and licensing manager. He completed two postdoctoral fellowships at Thomas Jefferson University and the University of Pennsylvania. He holds a Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and a B.S. in Biochemistry from Thomas Jefferson University. Popov is currently pursuing his M.B.A. at Johns Hopkins University – Carey Business School.