Indiana University has named Simran Trana as associate vice president of its Innovation and Commercialization Office. She spent the past 10 years with Dow AgroSciences, now called Corteva Agriscience, the agriculture division of DowDuPont. Trana held multiple roles, managing strategic research collaborations, technology licensing, intellectual property and portfolio development, new product launches and licensing and corporate development.
From 2001 to 2008, she served as director of technology commercialization for the Purdue Research Foundation.
Trana holds a master’s degree in plant genetics from Punjab Agricultural University and a master of business administration from University of Ottawa.