Senior Leadership Team

The president is elected by the Board of Directors to be chief executive officer and president of the institute. Headed by the president, BTI’s senior leadership collaborates to manage the affairs of the institute on an academic and professional level.
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David Stern

Professor, President
Section of Plant Biology, School of Integrative Plant Science, Cornell University
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Sophia Darling

VP/Chief Operating Officer
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Paul Debbie

Director of Research
Director of New Business Development and Translational Science
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Georgia Lesh

Georgia Lesh

Philanthropy and Engagement Director
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Teena Marie Wilson

Teena Wilson

Director of Human Resources
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