Dr. Kusukawa is a vice president and director of New Technology Assessment and Licensing at ARUP and an adjunct associate professor of pathology at the University of Utah School of Medicine. Her role at ARUP is to locate new cutting-edge technologies and organize collaborations with like-minded organizations with the goal of bringing those technologies into the clinical laboratory setting. In addition to laboratory experience, Dr. Kusukawa has more than 15 years of business-development experience. Prior to her position at ARUP, Dr. Kusukawa was a technical director of FMC Corporation, overseeing the Research and Development and Compliance and Quality Systems departments. Dr. Kusukawa received her PhD from Kyoto University in Japan.