Ms. Rucker has over 20 years of experience in intellectual property related matters. Ms. Rucker has worked at the NIH OTT since November of 1991, first as a Patent Advisor and then as a Technology Licensing Specialist (TLS), assuming her position as Senior TLS in September 2005. Prior to joining the Office of Technology Transfer was an examiner at the USPTO for 5 ½ years and was awarded partial signatory authority. Ms. Rucker received her J.D. from the Columbus School of Law at the Catholic University of America (May 1992). Ms Rucker is a member of the Maryland Bar (Dec. 1992). She is registered to practice before the USPTO (April 1992). Ms. Rucker has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and a BS in Microbiology from the University of Maryland College Park.