Mitchell Altschuler| | University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Mitchell Altschuler is the Intellectual Property (IP) Officer at the University of Illinois. He works to identify and extract university inventions related to increasing photosynthetic efficiency in plants. At the same time, he also ensures that any IP protection provides global access for low and middle-income economies. Mitchell most recently served as the IP Manager for the Energy Biosciences Institute at the University of California, Berkeley where he coordinated the IP for the institute's three partner institutions for seven years. Before working at EBI, he was an Intellectual Asset Manager at Cargill Incorporated and an IP Manager at the University of Minnesota. He was also a tenured faculty member in the biology department at Northern Illinois University for over 10 years. Mitchell has a doctorate from the State University of New York at Albany in biology.