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.

Gregory Galvin, Ph.D.

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

Kathryn Boor, Ph.D.

Ronald P. Lynch Dean
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Cornell University
Ithaca, NY

April L. Burke

Lewis-Burke Associates LLC
Washington, D.C.

Paul Chomet, Ph.D.

Board of Directors, Vice Chair
Director of Ag Alliances
St. Louis, MO

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

Peter Cornelius, Ph.D.

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

Mary Lou Guerinot, Ph.D.

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

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

Venture Partner
Anterra Capital
Boston, MA

Susan McCouch

Adjunct Faculty, Boyce Thompson Institute
Professor, Plant Breeding and Genetics Section
School of Integrative Plant Biology, Cornell University
Ithaca, NY

Jan P. Nyrop, Ph.D.

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

Mary Opperman

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

Roy H. Park, Jr.

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

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

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

Oliver W. Schulze

Curo Pet Care
San Francisco, CA

Kira S. Sheinerman, Ph.D., M.B.A.

CEO, DiamiR Biosciences Corp., Princeton, NJ
Managing Director, Investment Banking H.C. Wainwright & Co., New York, NY

Jane Silverthorne, Ph.D

Retired – Deputy Assistant Director Directorate for Biological Sciences
National Science Foundation
Alexandria, VA

Christine Smart

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

David Stern

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

Charles H. Trautmann, Ph.D.

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Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14850-2710



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