Michael Samardzija, PhD


Associate Vice President for R&D at Loma Linda University

Dr. Samardzija is a scientist as well as an intellectual property attorney with over 28 years of experience in the life sciences and clean technology sectors. Mr. Samardzija brings, to Tech Inception, critical experience and expertise with the legal framework for innovations in the healthcare industry. Currently at Loma Linda University, he leads and manages relations with government and industry with respect to university’s initiatives in entrepreneurial, innovation and company formation fronts. His prior assignments include Partner at Dentons, Houston, TX, Partner at Bracewell & Giuliani LLP, Houston, TX, Director, Intellectual Property at The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX and Director, Intellectual Property at NeurogesX Inc., San Mateo, CA. Dr. Samardzija hold JD from University of San Diego School of Law, PhD in Physiology and MS in Exercise Physiology – both from Loma Linda University.