Board of Directors

BTI maintains a Board of Directors of no less than 12 and no more than 25, with four to five members having been nominated by the President of Cornell from within the university family, as mandated by the BTI Bylaws and the affiliation agreement with Cornell University.

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Gregory Galvin, Ph.D.

Board of Directors, Chair
Chairman and CEO, Rheonix, Inc.
Ithaca, NY

Rob Canizares

Roberto Cañizares, M.B.A.

Retired – President, MSA International
MSA Safety Inc.
Gibsonia, PA

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Lourdes Casanova, Ph.D.

Senior Lecturer of Management and Gail and Roberto Cañizares Director of Emerging Markets Institute
S.C. Johnson School of Management
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY

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Paul Chomet, Ph.D.

Chomet Consulting LLC Groton, CT

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Peter Cornelius, Ph.D.

Managing Director
AlpInvest Partners/The Carlyle Group
New York, NY

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Mary Lou Guerinot, Ph.D.

Ronald and Deborah Harris Professor in the Sciences
Department of Biological Sciences, Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH

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Jacqueline Heard, M.B.A., Ph.D.

Founder and CEO
Enko Chem Inc.
Woburn, MA
Venture Partner
Anterra Capital
Boston, MA

Benjamin Houlton

Benjamin Houlton, Ph.D.

Ronald P. Lynch Dean, Office of the Dean
Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Professor, Department of Global Development
Cornell University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Ithaca, NY

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Susan McCouch

Adjunct Faculty, Boyce Thomson Institute
Barbara McClintock Professor, Plant Breeding & Genetics
Professor, Computational Biology
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
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Jan P. Nyrop, Ph.D.

Associate Dean and Goichman Family Director
Cornell AgriTech, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Ithaca, NY

Melinda R. Oakes

Executive Director
Triad Foundation, Inc.
Ithaca, NY

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Mary Opperman

Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY

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Roy H. Park, Jr.

President and CEO Park Outdoor Advertising of New York, Inc.
President and Chairman Triad Foundation, Inc.
Ithaca, NY

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Nancy E. Rawson, M.Sc., Ph.D.

Associate Director / Associate Member / Vice President 
Monell Chemical Senses Center
Philadelphia, PA

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Oliver W. Schulze, M.B.A.

Curo Pet Care
San Francisco, CA

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Jane Silverthorne, Ph.D

Senior Scientific Advisor for the Supporters of Agricultural Research (SoAR) Foundation
Retired – Deputy Assistant Director Directorate for Biological Sciences
National Science Foundation
Alexandria, VA

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Christine Smart

Director, School of Integrative Plant Science
Professor, Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section, Cornell University
Ithaca, NY

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David Stern

President, Professor, Boyce Thompson Institute
Plant Biology Section, School of Integrative Plant Science, Cornell University
Ithaca, NY

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Charles H. Trautmann, Ph.D.

Adj. Assoc. Professor, Dept. of Psychology
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY



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