About Terri Hunter, Ph.D.
Terri Hunter, Ph.D. is a Technology Transfer Specialist at the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (USDVA). Dr. Hunter joined the USDVA in September 2020 and is responsible for managing life science technologies from initial disclosure through licensing and the maintenance of the license. Prior to joining the USDVA, Dr. Hunter worked as a senior licensing manager in the technology transfer Office, patents & licensing at the University of South Florida for 9 years (2010 to 2020). From 2003 to 2010, Dr. Hunter worked as a Research Scientist at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida. At Moffitt Dr. Hunter performed translational research focused on cancer vaccines and combination therapies for cancer. She has also served as a DNA analyst/expert witness for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Her post-doctoral training was conducted at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee form 1998-2000. She received a B.S. in Biology from Palm Beach Atlantic University in 1994, a M.S. in Medical Sciences from the University of South Florida, College of Medicine in 1997, and a Ph.D. in Medical Sciences from the University of South Florida, College of Medicine (1998, Medical Microbiology and Immunology Program). Dr. Hunter’s research interests included microbial genetics, DNA analysis, cell signaling, immunobiology of cancer, gene-modified tumor cell vaccine research: specifically pre-clinical and clinical research and combination biologic and pharmacologic treatments for cancer.