Dr. Whitney Hastings is an Intellectual Property and Partnerships Manager at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Whitney has more than 10 years of technology transfer experience, leading numerous technology transfer initiatives and managing diverse portfolios that include therapeutics, medical devices, cosmetics, software, and food safety technologies. She works closely with the FDA scientists and Centers on collaborations, contracts and intellectual property strategies, and negotiates a variety of technology transfer agreements with the FDA’s industry and academia partners. Prior to joining the FDA in 2015, she was a Licensing and Patenting Manager and Acting Branch Chief at the NIH Office of Technology Transfer.
Whitney currently serves as the Awards Committee Chair for the Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC) where she is responsible for promoting and recognizing noteworthy technology transfer efforts of FLC laboratories. She recently expanded the Awards program to add new award categories and has taken leadership roles in several FLC initiatives as an Executive Board member.
Before working in technology transfer, Whitney worked in industry as an engineer with Corning, Inc. and was a fellow in the NCI Nanobiology program. She graduated with a BS in mechanical engineering and a minor in bioengineering from Clemson University, and completed her master’s and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.