Manjula Donepudi is an Alliance Management professional with 16 years of experience managing innovation at the crossroads of industry and academia. Prior to joining Pfizer CTI as the Alliance Lead, for CTI’s academic network of collaborators, Manjula spent 12 years in academic technology transfer engaged in a range of activities including intellectual property portfolio management, contract negotiations to support a range of industry-academia relationships, and managing alliances for clinical stage programs being advanced through public-private partnerships. As a post-doctoral fellow at MSKCC, Manjula was motivated to join the field of technology transfer for the purpose of moving academic discoveries into industry hands where they would be advanced for patient benefit. She continues to remain committed to continue strengthening industry-academia collaborations for this purpose. Manjula has been serving on the Board of Directors of UIDP as an Industry Director since 2021.