Megan Aanstoos is a Licensing and New Ventures Manager for Kentucky Commercialization Ventures (KCV). In this role, Megan is responsible for outreach and education on matters related to commercialization along with assessing, managing, and licensing intellectual property developed at KCV Partner Institutions. Megan is also actively involved in establishing start-up companies and fostering collaborations between Partner Institutions and third-party partners. Megan’s work allows her to pursue a lifelong passion: connecting people together to make it easier to obtain technology that will improve lives.
Prior to her time at KCV, Megan was a Licensing Manager at The Ohio State University. Before joining OSU, Megan recieved her Ph.D. in Biomedical Enginering from Colordo State University, where she stayed on as a Post-Doctoral Researcher. While at Colorado State, Megan worked as an intern at Colorado State University Venture's Office. Megan also recieved a M.S. in Bioengineering from the University of Utah and aB.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University.
Megan received the 2021 AUTM Volunteer of the Year award for her work on AUTM’s EDI Committee.
In her capacity as Chair of the AUTM Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Committee, Megan looks to help enhance inclusion within the technology transfer community. Megan also serves as co-program chair for the Central Region Meeting.