Dr. Courtney Silverthorn is the Deputy Director of the Technology Partnerships Office at NIST, focusing on the coordination of cross-agency technology transfer policy through NIST’s Return on Investment Initiative and engagement with the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Polisy, as well as overseeing NIST-centric and agency-wide economic analysis on the impact of federal technology transfer. She works with a number of interagency working groups, manages the Federal Laboratory Consortium support contract, and is the Executive Secretariat for the National Science and Technology Council’s Lab-to-Market subcommittee. Courtney joined TPO in 2014 as a Senior Interagency Policy Specialist; prior to coming to NIST, she held tech transfer and partnership development roles at the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research and the National Cancer Institute.
She serves on the FLC’s Executive Board as the Host Agency Representative, and previously held roles as the FLC Mid-Atlantic Regional Coordinator and Deputy Regional Coordinator. Dr. Silverthorn earned a Ph.D. in Pharmacology from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Sweet Briar College; certificates in Biotechnology Enterprise from Johns Hopkins and in Policy Strategy from the Brookings Institution, and is pursuing a Masters in Public Leadership from Washington University in St. Louis.
Nominee Statement: I have been engaged with the FLC Executive Board since 2013. While serving as the Host Agency Representative to the FLC, I have had a great deal of experience with the FLC financials, including the contract management, monthly reporting, and agency contributions processes. I am currently serving as the Acting Finance Officer and look forward to continuing to support the FLC and the Executive Board by officially moving into this new position.