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

Kristi Anseth
Tisone Professor and Associate Professor of Surgery
University of Colorado Boulder

Cheryl Moody Bartel portrait

Cheryl Moody Bartel 
Senior Director, Research and Development
Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc.

jeanne beacham

Jeanne Beacham
President and CEO
Delphon, Inc.

Eric Beckman

Eric Beckman
Bevier Professor of Engineering
University of Pittsburgh

william cornog

William Cornog
Partner and Global Head
KKR Capstone, KKR

Sadik Esener portrait

Sadik Esener
Professor of Medicine; Director of CEDAR
OHSU Knight Cancer Institute

Maryann Feldman

Maryann Feldman
Professor of Public Policy
University of North Carolina

Ken Gall

Ken Gall
Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
Duke University

Andrés J. García portrait

Andrés J. García
Executive Director, Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience
Georgia Institute of Technology

Steven Gillett

Stephen Gillett
Chief Operating Officer
Verily Life Sciences

natasha hernday

Natasha Hernday
​​​​​​Executive Vice President, Corporate Development
Seattle Genetics, Inc.

fei mao

Fei Mao
Founder and President
Biotium, Inc.

David Mooney

David Mooney
Pinkas Family Professor of Bioengineering; Core Faculty, Wyss Institute
Harvard University

Roderic Pettigrew

Roderic Pettigrew
CEO of Engineering Health, Executive Dean for Engineering Medicine
Texas A&M University; Houston Methodist Hospital

august sick

August Sick
Co-Founder and Managing Director
Cascade Prodrug, Inc.

tom skalak

Tom Skalak
Senior Advisor
Clara Wu and Joe Tsai Foundation

Peter Zandstra

Peter Zandstra
Director and Professor of the School of Bioengineering
University of British Columbia