Montana State University

Staff of the Technology Transfer Office

Rebecca Mahurin

Rebecca Mahurin, Ph.D.
Director of the Technology Transfer Office

Rebecca works to license MSU technologies to companies and interface with the high-tech community. She has experience in management of high-tech companies and with funding research and development. Her BS and MS are from Western Kentucky University in Agriculture and Biology. She holds a Ph.D. from Montana State University in veterinary science.

rmahurin@montana.edu (406) 994-7868

Tricia Cook

Tricia Cook
Budget & Fiscal Director, Office of the Vice President for Research

Tricia provides accounting services and oversight to the VPR's group, which includes the Technology Transfer Office. She has over 16 years of experience working with accounting and budgeting in higher education. She has a degree in Business Accounting from Montana State University.

patricia.cook@montana.edu (406) 994-5053

Nick Zelver

Nick Zelver
Associate Director

Nick works with faculty to help develop intellectual property and facilitates agreements with industry for MSU to conduct research, perform testing and to license university technology. He has worked in technology transfer for over twenty years in positions that include being a liaison to industry for a university engineering research center, facilitating licensing of technology from federal laboratories, and licensing university intellectual property. He holds a B.A. in biology and B.S. in engineering from Humboldt State University and a M.S. in engineering from Rice University.

nzelver@montana.edu (406) 994-7706

Madeleine Rogers

Madeleine Rogers
Manager, Intellectual Property

Madeleine monitors patent, trademark, and annuity deadlines, and works with inventors, patent counsel, and licensees to coordinate legal documentation for patent and trademark applications. She also manages the intellectual property database and maintains the TTO website and metrics. She holds a BS from Millikin University.

mjrogers@montana.edu (406) 994-7868

Gary Bloomer

Gary Bloomer
Commercialization Specialist

Gary primarily works to generate invention disclosures, investigate the commercial potential of faculty inventions, and market intellectual property to industry. He has experience in small business development and venture capital and holds a BA and MBA from the University of Colorado.

gary.bloomer@montana.edu (406) 994-7483