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Office of Corporate Relations

University of California, Davis
Conference Center (2nd Floor)
Davis, CA  95616

Phone: (530) 754-0110
Fax: (530) 754-2294

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Corporate Relations Staff


Mona Ellerbrock

(530) 754-4102

As Director of Corporate Relations at UC Davis, Mona works as the key liaison between the business community and the University. Through this role, she develops and manages corporate partnership opportunities and matches University assets to the needs of industry.

Mona serves as a UC Davis-wide resource, working with academic and administrative leadership, faculty, staff, development officers and others to advance UC Davis' priorities through increased investment from corporations. She has been engaged in the development of systems to promote and expand new and emerging research initiatives and the advancement of alliances to support these initiatives here at UC Davis for over 15 years. Prior to becoming Director of Corporate Relations for the campus, Mona was the director of Industry Research Alliances in the Office of Research, where she worked to mobilize the campus academic and facility resources to support industry-university partnerships. Mona brings to this position a deep knowledge of the UC system, and of UC Davis faculty and research in particular, as well as a strong understanding of corporate and industrial interests in higher education and research.

Mona has a Master's in Public Health from UC Berkeley and a B.A. in Biological Sciences from UC Santa Barbara.

Kristen Farrand

Core Analyst
(530) 752-4781

As the Core Analyst in the Office Corporate Relations, Kristen works to coordinate data and development for the unit including research expertise and strategic coordination in support of industry partnerships at UC Davis.

Prior to joining OCR, Kristen has over eight years of experience providing analytical support to the Vice Chancellor for Development and Alumni Relations as well as in the Offices of the Chancellor and Provost. Previous employment also includes working for the City of Woodland and the Davis Joint Unified School District as an Elementary School Teacher. Previous employment also includes working for the Keck Graduate Institute of Applied Life Science, part of the Claremont Colleges Consortium, Cal Poly Pomona, and U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conversation Service.

Kristen is a proud alumna of UC Davis with a degree in Landscape Architecture.



Victor Haroldsen

Partnership Positioning Coordinator
(530) 752-7717

Victor is the Partnership Positioning Coordinator for Technology Management and Corporate Relations (TMCR). Victor received a Ph.D. from UC Davis in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, a B.Sci. in Biology from Utah State University, and is a registered patent agent licensed to practice before the USPTO. Prior to joining TMCR, Victor worked as an intellectual property analyst for a San Francisco law firm. He also has several years of hands-on experience working in university, industry, and government lab settings on projects ranging from environmental bio-remediation to crop biotechnology.  Victor works closely with InnovationAccess and the Office of Corporate Relations (OCR) to help identify and generate strategic collaborations between the University by leveraging the research expertise on campus,  and to manage and implement special projects that promote the integration of  technology transfer opportunities with our industry partnerships.


Joyce Jones

(530) 754-9087

As the Corporate Relations Associate, Joyce provides administrative logistical support for the office. Prior to joining OCR, Joyce worked in several other departments on campus including the California Lighting Technology Center (CLTC) and Environmental Toxicology.  Previous employment also includes working for the City of Woodland and the Davis Joint Unified School District as an Elementary School Teacher.

Joyce earned her BA in Social Welfare from UC Berkeley and her Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from National University.


Jamie Shattuck

(530) 754-0110

As Manager for the Office of Corporate Relations, Jamie works closely with faculty, staff and corporate partners to build and strengthen industry partnerships.

Before joining OCR, Jamie was part of the UC Davis Seed Biotechnology Center where she worked as a UC Discovery Fellow to develop substantial, long-term collaborations and partnerships between university researchers and the seed industry.

Jamie has a Ph.D. from UC Davis in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and an H.B.S in Biochemistry & Biophysics from Oregon State University. She also has intensive business development training through the UC Davis Center for Entrepreneurship.


Spyros Tseregounis

Faculty Coordinator
(530) 754-0413

Focusing on engineering and the sciences, Spyros will coordinate and facilitate the academic interface with industry in order to promote partnerships.

Spyros also holds an appointment as a Lecturer in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science at UC Davis and he assists the Department with its outreach efforts in exploring research opportunities with an emphasis on corporate partnerships. Prior to joining UC Davis, Spyros was an Assistant Dean of Interdisciplinary Programs and Industrial Relationships at the College of Engineering and an Adjunct Associate Professor of the Department of Mechanical Sciences and Engineering at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He also has extensive experience in the automotive and jet engine industries where he worked as a research engineer at General Motors Corporation and as a process consultant at Rolls-Royce Corporation.

Spyros has a M.S. and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from UCLA and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki, Greece.


Bart Weimer

Faculty Coordinator
(530) 754-0109

Focusing on life and health sciences, Bart will coordinate and facilitate the academic interface with industry in order to promote partnerships.

Bart is also a Professor in the Department of Population Health and Reproduction in the School of Veterinary Medicine. He aids the School with private/public partnerships in addition to maintaining an active research program in integrated microbial systems with specific interest in microbial processes that lead to disease from food systems. Prior to joining UC Davis, Bart was the Executive Director of the Center for Integrated BioSystems at Utah State University, was a faculty member in the food science program where he published over 90 peer-reviewed manuscripts and book chapters, was awarded 6 patents, licensed technology, and mentored 24 graduate students. Bart also established 3 companies where he served as Chief Technical Officer or President. Prior to beginning an academic career in 1991 he worked for a food and flavor company overseeing a microbial consulting group and fermented product activities.

Bart has a Ph.D. in Microbiology from Utah State University, a B.S. (Honors) from the University of Arizona in Microbiology & Immunology, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in biochemistry and genetics at the University of Melbourne (Australia).