Knight Campus External Advisory Board

The Administrative Charge

The Knight Campus External Advisory Board draws on the expertise and knowledge of its members to advise the executive director on programs and policies. The board helps the executive director further the following goals: fast-tracking scientific discoveries into innovations that improve quality of life, training scientists, engaging in interdisciplinary research, forging tighter ties with industry and entrepreneurs, and creating new educational opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students; and enhancing the reputation of the Knight Campus among alumni, other institutions of learning, organizations, industry, colleagues, and community members. Board members also advise and assist in obtaining resources and financial support, particularly from corporate and private sources. 

Board Members

Kristi Anseth

University of Colorado Boulder
Tisone Professor & Associate Professor of Surgery

Cheryl Moody Bartel

Thermo Fisher Scientific
Senior Director, Research and Development

Jeanne Beacham

Delphon Industries LLC
President and CEO

Eric Beckman

University of Pittsburgh
Bevier Professor of Engineering in the Chemical Engineering Department

William Cornog

Partner, KKR
Global Head, KKR Capstone Business Unit

Paul Cubbon

University of British Columbia
Assistant Dean of Innovation, Sauder School of Business

Sadik Esener

Oregon Health & Science University
Professor of Medicine, Director of CEDAR, OHSU Knight Cancer Institute

Maryann Feldman

University of North Carolina
Professor of Public Policy

Ken Gall

Duke University
Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Andrés J. García

Georgia Institute of Technology
Executive Director, Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience
Petit Director’s Chair in Bioengineering and Bioscience
Regents’ Professor, George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering

Stephen Gillett

Verily
Chief Operating Officer

Natasha Hernday

Seattle Genetics
Executive Vice President of Corporate Development

Fei Mao

Biotium Inc.
President and Founder

David Mooney

Harvard University
Robert P. Pinkas Family Professor of Bioengineering
Core Faculty Member, Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering

Roderic Pettigrew

Texas A&M University and Houston Methodist Hospital
CEO of Engineering Health and Executive Dean for Engineering Medicine

August Sick

Cascade Prodrug
Co-Founder and Managing Director

Tom Skalak

Clara Wu and Joe Tsai Foundation
Senior Advisor

Peter Zandstra

University of British Columbia
Director and Professor of the School of Biomedical Engineering