Dr. Jay Vijayan is Director of Innovation and Technology Commercialization at the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), where he is responsible for the commercialization of life science technologies. Dr. Vijayan began his career in technology transfer at the University of Illinois. He was then recruited to Rutgers University as Assistant Director, Licensing. Prior to joining HSS, Dr. Vijayan served as Head of Technology Transfer at Rush University Medical Center.

During his more than a decade long career in technology transfer, he has co-founded a Medical device company, served as consultant and advisor to biotech and pharma companies, served on various committees of Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM), Licensing Executive Society (LES), American Heart Association (AHA), Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed), Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) and as a technology transfer expert on peer review panels of the Department of Defense (DOD) translational and clinical trial grants.

Dr. Vijayan received his PhD in Neuroscience and Physiology from the City University of New York and completed his thesis work in the laboratory of eminent Alzheimer Disease Scientist Prof. Khalid Iqbal. Subsequently, he trained as a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Chicago and the Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor. He received his MBA in Entrepreneurship from the University of Illinois. During his more than a decade long career in technology transfer, he has taken the lead in structuring and negotiating several high impact creative deals, of which there are ones in the market and some others in various phases of development. Jay’s professional interests include building strategic relations and collaborations to help advance development of technologies and move them from the laboratory to the market place.