Anne Culotta

Anne Culotta, Ph.D., JD, MBA
Associate Vice President, (409) 772-0373

Anne Culotta is a licensed attorney for the States of Texas, and is also a registered patent attorney. Anne, most recently in private practice, managed a diverse range of intellectual property (IP) issues and transactions for start-up companies and entrepreneurs involving technology and IP licensing, patent, copyright and trademark, as well as the many aspects of IP commercialization. Her broad-based IP background coupled with her past experience as a Senior Chemist make her extraordinarily well suited for her new role at UTMB. Prior to going into private practice, Anne served as Director of Patents in the Energy Services Intellectual Asset Management Group at Halliburton where she developed and implemented company-wide best practices in IP creation, management and commercialization. Additionally, she served as a Senior Chemist at Exxon Mobil Corporation. Anne holds a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry from the University of St. Thomas, Ph.D. in Physical Organic Chemistry and MBA from Rice University, and law degree from the University of Houston Law Center.


Sundeep Mattamana

Sundeep Mattamana, Ph.D., MBA
Associate Director, (409) 772-0374

Sundeep Mattamana, Associate Director for Technology Transfer joined the Office of Technology Transfer at UTMB in 2004. He is responsible for evaluating Invention disclosures, marketing and negotiating license agreements and assisting in the formation of startups. Prior to joining OTT, he worked as the Chief Market Research Analyst for Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, a biotechnology company in Bethesda, MD. His main role was conducting primary and secondary marketing research on products in the pipeline, and providing support to licensing and business development activities. Sundeep holds a Ph.D in Chemistry from the University of Maryland, College Park and a MBA in Marketing and Information Technology from the University of Delaware.


Frances Streeter

Frances Streeter, JD
Legal Officer and Export Control Officer, (409) 772-0376

Frances Streeter is a licensed attorney for the States of Texas, Tennessee and Arkansas, and is also a registered patent attorney. Frances is responsible for handling UTMB's intellectual property issues regarding sponsored research, material transfers, non disclosures, non-exclusive licenses, copyright assignments and publication, trademarks, copyrights, and collaboration contracts. For more than six years, she has been the university's export control representative. She handles UTMB's export issues and conducts regular trainings and presentations on export controls. Mrs. Streeter is also the Chair of UTMB's Export Control Compliance Committee.


Dana Buschmann

Dana Buschmann, JD
Patent Management Attorney, (409) 772-0375

Dana Buschmann is an attorney specializing in intellectual property management strategies, and more specifically, patent procurement. After obtaining a BA in Biochemistry from Rice University and a JD from Duke University School of Law, she was employed in private practice in Washington DC where she represented start-up companies, academic institutions, as well as some of the world's largest generic drug manufacturers. Her work focuses primarily on the life sciences industry including small molecule pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, and medical devices. Dana lives with her husband on Galveston Island.


Ade Lawal

Ade Lawal, JD
Associate Legal Officer

adlawal@UTMB.EDU, (409) 772-0369

Ade joined the Office of Technology Transfer in April 2014. She manages material transfer (MTA) and confidentiality (CDA) agreements. Ade is a licensed attorney for the State of Texas. She most recently served as Assistant General Counsel for the Commercial Transactions Group with ABM Industries Inc., and has prior service in the health care and clinical research industry having served as Director of Business Development and Contracts for Memorial Hermann Hospital-Southwest, Contracts and Grants Associate in Baylor College of Medicineís Office of Sponsored Programs, Finance and Contracts Analyst with Discovery Alliance, Inc. a Clinical Research Organization, and other allied health care roles in and around the Texas Medical center. Ade studied journalism at The University of Saint Thomas, holds a Bachelorís degree in Psychology from the University of Houston and a JD from Thurgood Marshall School of Law.


Edward Woods

Edward Woods
Business Manager, (409) 772-0371

Ed Woods joined Office of Technology Transfer in July 2011. He brings with him a total of nine years at UTMB serving in various Budget/Financial functions. Prior to joining UTMB, Ed worked in the banking industry for ten years. He has over twenty years experience in the Financial Services field. As the Business Manager for OTT, he is responsible for Sponsored Research Agreement invoice billing and reconciliation, and processing payments and invoices related to Royalties, MTA's, and License Agreements.