Linda Saffer has been with TEDCO for 15 years. Currently Linda manages the Maryland Entrepreneurs Resource List, MERL. This is a list of business experts who are available to mentor or provide leadership to early stage companies and entrepreneurs. Previously she was Program Manager for University Programs at TEDCO. In this role she was responsible for managing, the University Technology Development Fund, the Technology Validation Program, and the Patent Assistance Program. Linda is also active in Women In Bio, where she is a mentor for members on career issues. She has several years of experience in technology transfer and several years of experience in cell and molecular biology research. Dr. Saffer has a Ph.D. in Biology from the University of Virginia, a MS in Biology from Northwestern University, and a BS in Biology from the University of Rochester.