Commercialization and Tech Transfer Task Force Group to Meet Wednesday; Live Streaming Available

BATON ROUGE – The first meeting of the Commercialization and Tech Transfer Task Force Group of the Transition Advisory Team will take place Wednesday, Feb. 27, on the LSU Shreveport campus. This Task Force Group is part of the LSU2015 process for the reorganization of LSU.  The meeting will be streamed live via the Internet at

The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. in the third floor assembly room of the Noel Library at LSUS. It is scheduled to conclude at approximately 2 p.m.

Task Forces have been formed to focus on specific areas of priority in the realignment process. During these meetings, testimony is provided by national and local subject matter experts. Reports and findings are discussed and input from the public is heard.  Information from the Task Force meetings will become part of a final report to be submitted to the Transition Advisory Team and ultimately to the LSU Board of Supervisors.

The Commercialization and Technology Transfer Task Force will focus on removing barriers, stimulating discovery and increasing deal flow. By-laws of the LSU Board of Supervisors, external reports, pre-angel capital and research of communication best practices will be reviewed.

Members of the Commercialization and Tech Transfer Task Force are Tom Adamek, president, Stonehenge Capital; Ross Barrett, managing partner, BVM Capital LLC; Wade Baumgartner, LSU AgCenter, director of the Office of Intellectual Property and interim director of the Office of Sponsored Programs; Taylor Cox, LSU, Student Government president; Tammy Dugas, LSUHCS-S, associate professor, Neuroscience Center; Hamilton Farris, LSUHSC-NO, research assistant professor, Neuroscience Center; Joe Lovett, managing general partner, Louisiana Emerging Technology Center; Brian Nichols, LSU, chief information officer; Patrick Reed, LSUHSC-NO, Office of Technology Management; Jennifer Rood, Pennington BRC, professor and associate executive director for cores/resources; Nicole Honoree, LSU System, director of research and economic development initiatives, and Carla Fishman, LSU System, assistant to the vice president of academic affairs.

Agendas for each of these and all LSU2015 sub-committee and task force group meetings can be found at

More information on LSU’s re-organization process can be found at