Office of Commercialization and Economic Development

Jackie Quay

Director of Licensing and Innovation Support, UNC Office of Commercialization and Economic Development

Jackie Quay is the director of licensing and innovation support in the UNC Office of Commercialization and Economic Development. In addition, Jackie also manages a portfolio of oncology technologies. In 2009, Jackie was named the assistant director of the Office of Technology Development, working primarily with the University Cancer Research Fund and the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Immediately prior to joining the University, Jackie served as the director of intellectual property for the Duke Human Vaccine Institute and the Center for HIV-AIDS Vaccine Immunology (CHAVI) at Duke University. She has also served as a patent adviser with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Jackie formerly worked as a research biologist conducting research in molecular virology with the Global Polio Eradication Program at CDC and in pulmonary immunology and toxicology with the Clinical Research Branch of the US Environmental Protection Agency. Jackie is a member of the Georgia State Bar and has been admitted to practice as a patent attorney by the US Patent and Trademark Office. Jackie has managed a broad range of technologies, including biotechnology, vaccines, pharmaceuticals, diagnostics, software and medical devices. She has extensive expertise in licensing, working with startup companies, developing research collaborations and consortia and global health issues. She is a member of the Licensing Executives Society and served as chair of the Research Triangle Park Chapter of that organization in 2007-2008. Jackie earned her master’s degree in public health and JD from UNC-Chapel Hill and her bachelor’s degree from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University.