Lawrence (Joe) Allred
Dr. Allred is a seasoned life science executive with more than 30 years experience in industrial as well as university technology commercialization, management of intellectual property and business development. As Sendero Mar LLC, Dr. Allred consults, in life science, particularly medical innovation, strategic planning and development of innovative life science ventures, and in matters regarding negotiations and licensing for university technologies. His clients include university technology management systems, law firms engaged in intellectual property litigation, venture investors and private startup companies.
Most recently, he held the position of Associate Vice President for Research & Innovation at the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth and was previously Assistant Vice President for Venture Development at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. At UT Southwestern he developed new pharmaceutical and medical device companies based on university technologies; examples are Reata Pharmaceuticals (REATA), Starr Frame LLC, Light Biology (now Roche Nimblegen), Eliance Biotechnology (now Macrogenics, Inc.) are examples. Dr. Allred was a founding member of the board of Cx Precision Medicine, Inc. and a board member of the non-profit organization TECH Fort Worth a business accelerator. He has been a member of boards for other biomedical companies as well as non-profit biomedically-related organizations. Previous to the university technology management positions, he was in R&D management in the specialty chemicals industry leading new product ideation and development teams, project management, budget management, contract negotiation, conflict resolution, regulatory lobbying, regulatory negotiation at state and federal levels, and developing and managing corporate new technology strategic plans. He has held previous academic faculty positions at University of Wisconsin Parkside, Medical College of Wisconsin and The Ohio State University. Dr. Allred’s PhD was earned at the Graduate School of Biomedical Science at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston.