Abbie Meyer, Ph.D.
Abbie joined TIDO of Boston Children's Hospital in July 2005. Currently, her cases include technologies in the fields of immunology, infectious disease and vaccines, ophthalmology, gastroenterology and stem cells. Prior to joining Boston Children's Hospital, she studied immune mechanisms of Lyme disease and Lyme vaccines at Tufts University School of Medicine where she was an inventor on a patent for a Lyme vaccine. Abbie earned her Ph.D. degree from the Ohio State University where she studied immune tolerance and autoimmunity.
Connie Caron, MBA, Patent Agent
Connie joined TIDO at Children’s Hospital Boston in December 2009. She supports many departments including Neurology, Nephrology and Pathology. Prior to joining Children’s, Connie worked at Partners HealthCare in the office of Research Ventures and Licensing where she managed a large caseload that included technologies developed by researchers in the Neurology and Nephrology departments at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Connie is a registered patent agent and has three years experience drafting and prosecuting patent applications at a genomics company. Connie earned an M.B.A. from the University of Massachusetts and a Bachelor’s in Chemistry from Boston University.
Alan Yen, Ph.D.
Alan joined TIDO of Boston Children's Hospital in 2010 and is responsible for managing and licensing technologies from the Informatics Program, Developmental Medicine, Ophthalmology, and Newborn Medicine. Prior to joining Boston Children's, Alan worked at the Center for Commercialization at the University of Washington (UW) in Seattle for over four years, where he managed life science projects in genomics and proteomics, cardiovascular and brain imaging, computational protein and vaccine design, cardiology, pharmocogenetics and hospital information technology.
Prior to the UW, Alan was a scientist and director of business development at LifeSpan Biosciences, a company providing antibody reagents and molecular pathology services to the bio-pharma industry. Alan has a B.S. from the University of California, Davis, a Ph.D. from the University of Washington, and completed his postdoctoral research in the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University.
Rajinder S. Khunkhun, Patent Attorney
Licensing Manager; Patent Specialist
Rajinder joined TIDO of Boston Children's Hospital in 2010. His responsibilities involve assessing the patentability of potential hospital inventions and patent application drafting. Additionally, Rajinder works closely with hospital investigators and the licensing group in liaising with outside patent counsel.
Rajinder holds a J.D. from Seattle University School of Law and a B.A. from Colby College in Biology and Philosophy with a minor in Chemistry. Rajinder is a member of the Washington State and Massachusetts Bars and is admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Prior to attending law school, Rajinder worked for several years in the field of HIV vaccine research at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
Contracts and Intellectual Property
Christopher Geehan, J.D.
Contracts and Intellectual Property Specialist
Chris joined TIDO of Boston Children's Hospital in 2007. He brings his research knowledge and experience in science and background in law to TIDO. In his role, Chris deals with a number of intellectual property issues including the drafting, negotiation and reviewing of license and confidential disclosure agreements, as well as licensee diligence. Also, Chris works closely with outside counsel to protect Boston Children's Hospital intellectual property via trademarks and patents.
Before joining the office, Chris had been working in a transplant immunology research laboratory at Boston Children's Hospital where he began his career in 1996 working under Dr. David Briscoe studying the role of endothelial / T-cell interactions in allograft rejection and later the role of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) in allograft rejection. While managing a laboratory in the Transplantation Research Center at Boston Children's Hospital, Chris earned his J.D. degree at the Massachusetts School of Law and is a member of the Massachusetts Bar.
Stanley Tabi, J.D.
Stanley joined TIDO of Boston Children's Hospital in 2008. His expertise includes patentability and prior art searches, patent prosecution, development and management of IP portfolios, creation of patent strategies and contract drafting. In his role, Stanley is responsible for managing patents, implementing processes and procedures for the review of patent portfolios for patentability, status, strategy and costs. He is also responsible for negotiating and drafting all Confidential Disclosure Agreements.
Prior to joining Boston Children's, Stanley worked for Lahive and Cockfield, LLP and the Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research, Inc. in Boston, MA. Stanley graduated from Suffolk University Law School with a concentration in Intellectual Property Law and holds a Bachelors of Science degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
Karen joined TIDO of Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) in early 2013. In her role, she serves as a specialized resource that assists office staff with drafting and negotiating material transfer agreements in support of basic research efforts at BCH.
Prior to joining TIDO, Karen was Research Assistant to Dr. Kenneth C. Hayes at the Brandeis University Foster Biomedical Research Labs, and holds her B.S. in Health: Science, Society, and Policy from Brandeis University as well. While pursuing her undergraduate degree, Karen interned at the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) where she researched and reported information on current events relevant to the Massachusetts life sciences industry, and helped maintain the MLSC’s networking database. Prior to the MLSC, Karen also interned for a year at the Office of Health Equity in the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, where she compiled data and reported key trends on the utilization of language and interpreter services at Massachusetts acute care hospitals.