Chuck Na is the Senior Interagency Policy Specialist in the Technology Partnerships Office (TPO) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Chuck works to support the coordination of government-wide policy efforts to improve federal technology transfer. Chuck directly supports the coordination of interagency workgroups for technology transfer and Bayh-Dole, facilitates the Host Agency functions for the Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer, and participates in various projects to support the Lab-to-Market Cross-Agency Priority goal in the President’s Management Agenda. While working at TPO, Chuck was as an author on the 2018 NIST Return on Investment green paper and has served as the NIST representative on intellectual property licensing standards development committees.
Prior to joining TPO, Chuck was a licensing manager at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and a technology transfer specialist at both the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. He also worked in intellectual property management, operations, R&D, and project management for several biotechnology companies in Maryland.
Chuck holds a MS in biology from The Johns Hopkins University and a BS in biology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He also has a certificate in policy strategy from Washington University at Brookings.