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.

Laura A. Philips, Ph.D., M.B.A.

Board of Directors, Chair
CEO, Spheryx, Inc.
New York, NY

Gregory Galvin, Ph.D.

Board of Directors, Vice 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.

Lourdes Casanova, Ph.D.

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

Paul Chomet, Ph.D.

Strategic Consultant
St. Louis, MO

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, MBA, 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

Paula J. Mueller, Esq.

Managing Director & General Counsel
Parkview Wealth Management
New York, NY

Jan P. Nyrop, Ph.D.

Associate Dean and Director
Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
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
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

Christine Smart

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

David Stern

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

John W. Townsend

J.W. Townsend & Company
New York, NY