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Christy Ferguson Ph.D. MBA

Associate Director, Licensing

Phone: 919.681.7581
Email: christy.ferguson@duke.edu

Christy Marshuetz Ferguson has led and supported numerous deals including academic research collaborations, licenses, M&A transactions, and equity investments.   Prior to joining OLV, she was Vice President of Business Development at GeneCentric Therapeutics, a venture-backed precision oncology start-up, and held number of roles at Laboratory Corporation of America, including Head of Licensing and Associate Vice President of Corporate Development, Director of the Office of the CEO.  While at LabCorp, she served on the Intellectual Property Committee and was a member of LabCorp’s venture fund.  A cognitive neuroscientist by training, Christy was a faculty member at Yale University after earning her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan where she and her colleagues performed some of the earliest positron emission tomography and functional magnetic resonance imaging studies of working memory, frontal lobe function, and aging.  In addition to her Ph.D., Christy holds an MBA (corporate finance) from the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School.