Carrie Kings

Carolee A. "Carrie" King, JD
Senior Vice President & General Counsel, (409) 772-1904

Carolee Ann King is Senior Vice President and General Counsel for the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. King's expertise includes health care and regulatory law, hospital compliance, fraud and abuse, medical liability, physician practice and clinical research. In her role as General Counsel, she oversees Legal Affairs, Institutional Compliance, Technology Transfer and International Affairs and serves on the President's Executive Committee. In her past position as Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer for the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, she was responsible for all aspects of institutional and health care compliance and served as an adviser on general health law matters. Prior to this she served as a lawyer for the UT System. She has worked as in-house counsel for Insurance Corporation of America and as a lawyer for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Carrie received a bachelor's degree in biology from Winona State University in Minnesota and a law degree from Texas Tech University School of Law.


Sundeep Mattamana

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

Sundeep Mattamana, Sr. 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.


Brett Adkins

Brett Adkins, JD
Associate Legal Officer

btadkins@UTMB.EDU, (409) 772-0375

Brett Adkins joined the Office of Technology Transfer at UTMB in November 2017. Prior to obtaining his JD from Texas A&M University School of Law, Brett received his M.S. in Molecular Biology from the University of North Texas. He comes to UTMB with prior experience in the pharmaceutical and biotech industry as well as experience working at the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Brettís current focus at UTMB is in intellectual property, where he works closely with UTMB inventors through all stages of patent prosecution.


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.