Industry Relations and Technology Transfer

Who We Are

Ulrich Mueller

Ulrich Mueller
Vice President, Industry Relations and Clinical Research Support

(206) 667-1515

Ulrich manages operations for the Industry Relations and Technology Transfer, Clinical Research Support and Institutional Review Offices. For more than 12 years, Ulrich has served in leadership roles in business development and technology commercialization at academic and research institutions, including serving as managing director of technology commercialization at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. He has extensive experience in commercializing university-based technologies, both through licensing transactions as well as through formation of eight start-up companies.

Ulrich earned his doctorate in biochemistry from the Baylor College of Medicine where he completed his post-doctoral fellowship in biochemistry and molecular biology at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. He also holds a master of science in cell biology from Texas A&M University, and a bachelor of science in microbiology from New Mexico State University.

Kaye D. Reiter
Senior Technology Manager

(206) 667-6442

Kaye evaluates, markets, and manages intellectual property developed by the Hutchinson Center. She also drafts agreements including license, collaboration, sponsored research, option, material transfer, confidentiality and others. Previously, Kaye served as a Patent Associate at Davis Wright Tremaine LLP and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati. Kaye is admitted to the Bar in Washington State and registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Kaye earned her doctorate in Molecular and Cell Biology from the University of California, Berkeley, and her juris doctorate from the University of Washington. Kaye also holds an undergraduate degree in Microbiology from Texas A&M University.

Richard Mitchell

Richard Mitchell
Director, Business Development

(206) 667-5821

Richard evaluates startup opportunities, supports startup companies, develops relationships and collaborations with industry, manages and protects intellectual property and out-licenses Fred Hutch technologies. Previously, Richard served as a senior scientist at California Biotechnology, as senior director of pharmacology and strategic alliances at MDS Pharma Services, and as scientific director, marketing and business development at Nastech Pharmaceutical Company.

Richard earned his doctorate in microbiology from the University of Minnesota and completed his postdoctoral training at The Salk Institute in San Diego, Calif. He also holds a bachelor of science in biology from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Adina Mueller
Contracts Specialist

(206) 667-1227

Adina assists the Industry Relations and Technology Transfer Office by drafting and negotiating contracts that protect the Center’s intellectual property interests in its research interactions with outside collaborators. Previously, Adina negotiated clinical trial agreements with industry partners, on behalf of the Center and the University of Washington.

Adina has earned a law degree from the University of Bucharest, and University of Paris I, Pantheon-Sorbonne and a Master of Laws from the University of Washington. Adina is admitted to the Bar in New York State.

Linda Billedo

Linda Billedo
Administrative Manager

(206) 667-6349

Linda performs license administration and management, compliance reporting with federal funding agencies, budget preparation and administration, IRTTO administrative support. Previously, Linda served Fred Hutch as payroll and benefit accounting specialist.

Kristi Sullivan

Kristi Sullivan
Executive Assistant

(206) 667-4304

Kristi provides administrative support to the Vice President of Industry Relations and Clinical Research Support. She is the initial point of contact for general internal and external IRTTO inquiries and provides office administration and meeting coordination.

Sonja Halverson
Contracts & Fiscal Manager, Industry Sponsored Agreements

(206) 667-1913

Sonja provides the legal, financial and administrative management of industry sponsored clinical trial agreements as well as overseeing post-award management of industry budgets. Previously, she specialized in negotiating industry-sponsored clinical trial agreements and budgets while working as a sponsored projects officer at Seattle Children’s Research Institute.

Sonja earned her juris doctorate and master of arts from Syracuse University, and her bachelor of arts in political science and Swedish from University of Washington.

Megaan McDonald
Administrative Assistant

(206) 667-4365

Megaan provides general administrative and project support, record keeping, archiving, and meeting coordination. Megaan was previously employed with Microsoft, and has many years of web development experience.


Clinton Potter

Clinton Potter
Legal Administrative Assistant

(206) 667-2553

Clinton coordinates outgoing material and data transfer agreements, patent annuity and intellectual property management. Before joining the Center, Clinton worked as a docketing manager at the National Institutes of Health Office of Technology Transfer.

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