Meet the Team - Alicia Keyes

Myrriah Tomar

Myrriah Tomar

Director of the Office of Science and Technology for the New Mexico Economic Development Department

Myrriah Tomar is the Director of the Office of Science and Technology for the New Mexico Economic Development Department. She completed her Ph.D. in Molecular Biology at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical School and her B.S. in Biochemistry from the University of New Mexico. Shortly after graduating with her Ph.D., Myrriah worked with the start-up company Safewhite Inc. as an Associate Scientist serving to transition their core technology into a product. She was awarded a post-doctoral fellowship by The Ohio State University for her research on obesity-induced pancreatic cancer.

Prior to her role at the State of New Mexico, Myrriah worked in the office of technology transfer at Rice University evaluating faculty invention disclosures for novelty and commercial potential.

Myrriah is a New Mexico native from Española with a passion for science and technology and the state’s mission to support a “Culture of Innovation”.