We are pleased to announce that Kathie Jordan, Ph.D. has been appointed as the Interim Program Director of the W. H. Coulter Foundation Translational Research Partnership (TRP) Program. The Coulter TRP program was previously led by Rachael Tanner, MS, who we thank for her amazing work and efforts to integrate commercialization into the hearts and minds of faculty and students.

Kathie is highly qualified for this position, with expertise in scientific research, market analysis and technology commercialization.  Kathie received her Ph.D.  from the Molecular and Cellular Biology program in 2000, and worked as a Senior Fellow and Research Scientist from 2000-2009, gaining additional experience in research and managing teams of scientists on multiple projects.  Starting in 2011 Kathie gained expertise in Marketing and Market analysis of Research and Technology, first at the University of Washington Center for Commercialization (C4C), then with the Coulter TRP.  In July of 2012, Kathie was promoted to the Associate Director position of the Coulter TRP, where she worked closely with Program Director, Rachael Tanner and Principle Investigator, Dr. Paul Yager (former Chair of Bioengineering).  During the past 18 months, Kathie has gained significant experience in all aspects of the program and has taken a leading role in developing, reviewing and management of projects funded by the Coulter TRP.

Please join us in congratulating Kathie on this appointment.


The Coulter Translational Research Partnership program is an alliance between the School of Medicine and College of Engineering, with a dedicated focus on developing technologies that will save, extend and improve lives. The program is supported by a multi-year grant from the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation.