Inventor Recognition Program

The UC Santa Cruz Office of Research has created the Inventor Recognition Program (IRP) to acknowledge researchers on a quarterly basis for their U.S. patent awards and to showcase the groundbreaking research that is conducted on the UCSC campus every day. Launched in December 2016, the IRP is meant to recognize the hard work of UCSC faculty, students, and staff and to help them realize the value of their inventions by commercializing their inventions and discoveries.

January to March 2019 IRP Award Winners


METHOD OF GENERATING A DYNAMIC PATHWAY MAP

Patent Numbers: US 10,192,641

Current UCSC Inventors:
David Haussler, Distinguished Professor - Biomolecular Engineering
Joshua Stuart, Professor - Biomolecular Engineering

Other Inventors: Charles Vaske, Steven Benz

The invention describes a computational method for inferring the activity of the genetic circuitry inside cancerous cells. It bases its prediction on various types of genomics data collected from a patient's tumor specimen and on the known network of interactions between the genetic molecules. Highly activated areas of the network provide clues about patient treatment.

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Joshua Stuart
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David Haussler

Honorary Mentions

Patent(s) Issued as Continuation of Patent Previously Recognized

METHOD THERAPUTIC COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR TREATING HIV INCLUDING IDENTIFICATION AND MANIPULATION OF PARTICULAR DOMAINS ASSOCIATED WITH IMMUNOGENICITY

Patent Numbers: US 10,201,603

Current UCSC Inventors:
Phillip Berman, Distinguished Professor - Biomolecular Engineering
Sara O’Rourke, Assistant Project Scientist - Chemistry & Biochemistry
William Scott, Professor - Chemistry & Biochemistry

COMPOSITIONS, DEVICES, SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR USING A NANOPORE

Patent Numbers: US 10,208,342

Current UCSC Inventors:
Mark Akeson, Professor - Biomolecular Engineering
David Deamer, Research Professor - Biomolecular Engineering

Other Inventors: William Dunbar, Noah Wilson, Kate Lieberman

COMPOSITIONS, DEVICES, SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR USING A NANOPORE

Patent Numbers: US 10,196,688

Current UCSC Inventors:
Mark Akeson, Professor - Biomolecular Engineering
David Deamer, Research Professor - Biomolecular Engineering

Other Inventors: Mark Dunbar, Roger Chen, Noah Wilson

COMPOSITIONS, DEVICES, SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR USING A NANOPORE

Patent Numbers: US 10,202,645

Current UCSC Inventors:
Mark Akeson, Professor - Biomolecular Engineering
David Deamer, Research Professor - Biomolecular Engineering

Other Inventors: Daniel Branton, Seiko Endo

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS EMPLOYING wOLBACHIA fTSZ AS A TARGET FOR ALBENDAZOLE SULFONE

Patent Numbers: US 10,022,022

Current UCSC Inventors:
William Sullivan, Professor - Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology
Catharina Lindley, Research Grant Program Officer - Biomolecular Engineering

Other Inventors: Laura Serbus, Frederic Landmann, Pamela White

BAMBAM: PARALLEL COMPARITIVE ANALYSIS OF HIGH THROUGHPUT SEQUENCING DATA

Patent Numbers: US 10,242,155

Current UCSC Inventors:
David Haussler, Distinguished Professor - Biomolecular Engineering

Other Inventors: John Sanborn

See all IRP award winners

The IRP is managed by Assistant Vice Chancellor for the Office of Research’s Industry Alliances and Technology Commercialization (IATC), Dr. Mohamed Abousalem. 

For more information about the IRP, the honorees, their patents, other campus inventions and discoveries, or IP portfolio management services, please contact the IATC.

Would you like to be an IRP award winner?

If you are doing research and you invent something new and useful, that other people need, you likely can be an IRP award winner. Start by using UCSC IATC's new Invention Disclosure Form (described here). Once you have submitted that, IATC's IP Management team will work with you to determine if your invention is suitable for protection with a patent. Inventors who have patents issue receive the award at the time the patent grants. 

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