Cortney L. Mushill, Ph.D.

Licensing Analyst

Cortney Mushill joined the UVA Licensing & Ventures Group in September 2017 as a Licensing Analyst supporting LVG’s life sciences portfolio. In this role, she is responsible for evaluating the patentability and identifying potential commercial partners for UVA intellectual property assets.

Cortney joins LVG from the University of Louisville where she earned her Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology. Her graduate studies focused on the immune evasion mechanisms utilized by oral pathogens to promote periodontal disease development. During her time in Kentucky, Cortney also gained an introduction to technology transfer during an internship in the University Of Louisville Office Of Technology Transfer.

A Florida native, Cortney is enjoying the four seasons and beautiful mountain views that Charlottesville has to offer with her husband and Labrador puppy, Luna.


Ph.D., Microbiology and Immunology, University of Louisville

M.S., Microbiology and Immunology, University of Louisville

B.S., Biological Sciences, Florida State University