The Mid-Atlantic Region is made up of the following states: Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C., Virginia, and West Virginia, comprising more than 100 federal laboratories and over 350 federal facilities. The Region is a gateway to both the Mid-Atlantic labs and the over 300 federal labs that make up the FLC. Reaching across agency lines, the core players are the technology transfer, licensing, and commercialization professionals for the federal labs.
The mission of the FLC is to add value to the federal agencies, laboratories, and their partners to accomplish the rapid integration of research and development resources within the mainstream of the U.S. economy. Each Region actively conducts R&D activities seeking partnerships to transfer innovative technologies.
The Mid-Atlantic Region actively promotes regional tech transfer through its Lab Showcase, Member Connect, Industry and Tech Events, and so much more. Check out our professional development and networking events, as well as our regional award winners that demonstrate outstanding technology transfer programs.
Vladimir Popov is the Director of the Partnership Development Office (PDO) at the Frederick National Laboratory, National Cancer Institute (NCI). He is responsible for providing comprehensive project management oversight of partnership project objectives, as well as developing and maintaining relationships between, client organizations, and local business communities in Maryland.
Prior to this role, Vladimir worked as a business development manager for the PDO. Before joining the Frederick National Laboratory, he worked as a manager in the healthcare industry, entrepreneur, and licensing manager. He completed two postdoctoral fellowships at Thomas Jefferson University and the University of Pennsylvania and holds a PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and a BS in Biochemistry from Thomas Jefferson University. He is currently pursuing his MBA at Johns Hopkins University – Carey Business School.
Dr. Claudia Haywood serves as the Director of Intellectual Property and Strategic Agreements. In this role, Dr. Claudia Haywood is responsible for managing the intellectual property portfolio at Leidos Biomedical and providing management oversight for intellectual property, research administration and research compliance issues that occur as a part of operations and the ongoing research.
Claudia has more than 20 years of experience in research administration, technology transfer and legal services. Her prior positions include Assistant General Counsel, J. Craig Venter Institute/The Institute for Genomic Research, Regional Research Administrator, Providence Health System-Oregon and Assistant Vice President at the University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute (UMBI). Claudia earned a bachelor’s degree and an MBA from Virginia Commonwealth University. She also earned a JD from the University of Maryland School of Law and a Doctor of Public Administration from the University of Baltimore.