Justin Burns

Assistant Director

Licensing Group

Phone: (404) 727-4968

Email: Justin.Burns@emory.edu

Additional Contact Information

Mailing Address:

1599 Clifton Rd., 4th Floor

Atlanta, GA 30322


  • Doctorate, Molecular Microbiology, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA


Justin Burns is the Assistant Director of Licensing at Emory’s Office of Technology Transfer. In his role as Assistant Director, Justin oversees the office’s marketing program, intern program, and material and data transfer agreements as well as managing a portfolio of technology assets and licenses. Justin was previously both a licensing associate and the contract specialist in the office. Prior to joining OTT, Justin was a researcher in the Department of Chemistry at Emory and additionally held a research fellowship at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory in Washington DC where his research focused on alternative energy strategies for the U.S. Navy.  Justin obtained a BS and PhD from Georgia Tech where his research focused on understanding the molecular mechanisms of microbial physiology, specifically those related to anaerobic respiration of transition metals and radionuclides.

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