Meet the ExCITE Team

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATORS

Paula Bates, PhD
Principal Investigator
Department of Medicine
Expertise: Drug Development, Mechanistic Studies

Donald M. Miller, MD, PhD
Co-Principal Investigator
Director, James Graham Brown Cancer Center
Expertise: Drug Development, Clinical Oncology

OTHER KEY PEOPLE

Jessica Sharon
Director of Innovation Programs
Program Manager for ExCITE
Expertise:

Sarah Andres, PhD
Scientific Coordinator
Cancer Center
Expertise: Drug Development, Mechanistic Studies

Christopher L. Barton, JD, PhD
Commercialization & Intellectual Property Manager,
Commercialization EPI-Center
Expertise: Technology Evaluation and Transfer

Holly Symonds Clark, PhD
Deputy Director,
Commercialization EPI-Center
Expertise: Technology Transfer, Education

Matthew J. Hawthorne, JD, MBA
Director,
Office of Industry Engagement
Expertise: Tech Transfer, Industry Engagement, Education

T. Allen Morris, PhD
Director,
Commercialization EPI-Center
Expertise: Technology Transfer, Education

 

CO-INVESTIGATORS

J. Brad Chaires, PhD
Co-Investigator
Department of Medicine
Expertise: Biophysics, Devices, Diagnostics

Jason A. Chesney, MD, PhD
Co-Investigator
Department of Medicine
Expertise: Preclinical Studies, Clinical Oncology

John W. Eaton, PhD
Co-Investigator
Department of Medicine
Expertise: Cell-based Therapies, Devices

Robert S. Keynton, PhD
Co-Investigator
Department of Bioengineering
Expertise: Nanotechnology, Devices

Kenneth E. Palmer, PhD
Co-Investigator
Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology
Expertise: Vaccines, Peptides, Plant-based Drugs

John O. Trent, PhD
Co-Investigator
Department of Medicine
Expertise: Drug Development, Small Molecules