Mayra Alvarez Lopez is the program analyst in the NCATS Office of Strategic Alliances (OSA), where she supports program activities for OSA as well as for the NCATS Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs. In addition, Alvarez Lopez works on behalf of the OSA director to execute special projects and other high-profile deliverables as needed. In consultation with OSA staff, Alvarez Lopez initiates and prepares the execution of agreements (e.g., Confidential Disclosure Agreements and Material Transfer Agreements) for discussion with potential partners seeking to collaborate with NCATS. Alvarez Lopez joined OSA in March 2015; she has been with NCATS since its inception in December 2011 and with NIH since February 2011.
Alvarez Lopez received her bachelor’s degree in government and international politics with a concentration in international policy and is currently pursuing her master’s degree in organizational development and knowledge management at George Mason University in Arlington, Virginia.