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BioSTL Coalition

The BioSTL Coalition is comprised of top academic, civic, philanthropic and scientific leaders. With their combined local, national and international experience, they deliver the expertise to guide research and entrepreneurship, and the relationships that advance economic development and commercial success in a collaborative environment.

Dr. William Danforth Founding Chairman

Chancellor Emeritus
Washington University in St. Louis

Mr. John McDonnell Chairman of the Board

Retired Chairman of the Board
McDonnell Douglas Corp.

Chairman of the Board
BioSTL

Mr. Donn RubinPresident & CEO


BioSTL

Dr. Derek Bartlem

Head of Research USA
KWS Gateway Research Center

Dr. Jeffrey Bonner

Dana Brown President & CEO
Saint Louis Zoo

Dr. James Carrington

President
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

Dr. Dedric Carter

Associate Vice Chancellor for Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Washington University

Mr. John Caupert

Director
National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Center

Mr. Francis Chmelir

Executive Director
ITEN

Mr. Rodney Crim

President
St. Louis Economic Development Partnership

Mr. Sam Fiorello

President
Bio-Research and Development Growth (BRDG) Park

Dr. Thomas George

Chancellor
University of Missouri-St. Louis

Dr. Eric Gulve

President
BioGenerator

Ms. Patricia Hagen

Executive Director
T-REX


Learn More About Ms. Patricia Hagen

Mr. Tom Hillman

Managing Director
Lewis & Clark Ventures

Mr. Wesley Jones

Co-Founder
Sage Capital LLC

Mr. Atul Kamra

Managing Partner
SixThirty


Learn More About Mr. Atul Kamra

Ms. Dena Ladd

Executive Director
Missouri Cures

Mr. Lewis Levey

Chairman
Enhanced Value Strategies, Inc.

Mr. Steven Lipstein

President & CEO
BJC HealthCare

Mr. Dennis Lower

President & CEO
CORTEX

Mr. Brian Matthews

Managing Partner
Cultivation Capital Tech Funds

Mr. Thomas Melzer

Managing Director
RiverVest Venture Partners

Mr. Michael G. Mueller

Vice President, Economic & Technology Development
Ameren

Dr. Philip Needleman

Former Chief Scientist and Head of R&D
Monsanto/Searle/Pharmacia

Mr. Timothy Noonan

Former Vice President, Ventures
Boeing Defense, Space & Security

Mr. James Nouss, Jr.

Partner
Bryan Cave LLP

Dr. Ken Olliff

Vice President for Research
Saint Louis University

Dr. David H. Perlmutter

Executive Vice Chancellor for Medical Affairs and Dean
Washington University School of Medicine

Dr. Fred Pestello

President
Saint Louis University

Dr. Jeff Pittman

Chancellor
St. Louis Community College

Mr. Joseph Reagan

President and CEO
St. Louis Regional Chamber

Dr. Steven Romano

Senior Vice President & Chief Science Officer
Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals

Mr. Bill Schmidt

Managing Director
Cultivation Capital Life Sciences Fund

Dr. Chris Spilling

Vice Provost for Research
University of Missouri-St. Louis

Dr. Glen Stettin

Chief Innovation Officer
Express Scripts

Ms. Pamela Strifler

Vice President Global Sustainability
Monsanto Company

Dr. Elizabeth Stroble

President
Webster University

Ms. Sheila Sweeney

Chief Executive Officer
St. Louis Economic Development Partnership

Mr. Bert Vescolani

President
Saint Louis Science Center

Dr. Dwaun Warmack

President
Harris-Stowe State University

Mr. Hank Webber

Chairman of the Board
Cortex

Dr. Virginia Weldon

Senior VP for Public Policy (retired)
Monsanto Company

Dr. Mark Wrighton

Chancellor
Washington University in St. Louis

Dr. Peter Wyse Jackson

President
Missouri Botanical Garden

Mr. Shaf Yousaf

Head Technology & Business Development
MilliporeSigma