Back Lita Nelsen Invited lecturers Consultant, Advisor in Technology Transfer, lecturer at Multiple Clients Lita Nelsen has been Director of the Technology Licensing Office at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for 24 years until 2016. She earned BS and MS degrees in Chemical Engineering from MIT and an MS in Management from MIT as a Sloan Fellow. Prior to joining the MIT TLO, she spent 20 years in industry. She was the 1992 President of the Association of University Technology Managers and serves on the board of Mount Auburn Hospital, and the Scientific Advisory Board of the Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Foundation. She serves as the intellectual property advisor to the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative and is a founding and current board member of the Center for Management of Intellectual Property in Health Research. She is widely published in the field of technology transfer and university/industry collaborations and was a CMI Fellow at the University of Cambridge with the Cambridge MIT Institute studying university/industry/government partnerships in technology transfer and local economic development.