Miles Gerson joined UCLA's OIP-ISR in 2012 as the Managing Officer for Business Development. In this role, he serves as public representative for the Office, helping to promote UCLA intellectual property, identify potential industry sponsors, and expand licensing, spin-out & entrepreneurial activity at UCLA. Prior to UCLA, Miles helped to launch Surefire Medical Inc., a medical device company in Colorado, and served as an analyst for multiple investment firms including, High Country Venture, the CSU Management Fund, a venture fund for emerging research at Colorado State University, and Dag Dvergsten AS, a private equity/venture firm based in Oslo, Norway. Miles holds a JD/MBA from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where he specialized in strategic management in life and engineering sciences, and worked with WARF to help guide the commercialization of academic research. Miles also holds a Bachelors and Masters degree in Neuroscience from Wesleyan University.