Oversight Committee

Venture Capital, Entrepreneur and Industry

  • Sean Chambers, PhD, Cook Inc.
  • Dennis Costello, Triathalon Medical Ventures
  • Carter McNabb, River Cities Capital Fund
  • Steven Curtis, PhD., 2M Companies
  • Ruth Voor, Vivorte*
  • David Phelps, CreoSalus*


  • Henry Kaplan, MD, Evans Professor of Ophthalmology, Chairman, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Director, Kentucky Lions Eye Center
  • Craig McClain, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine, Pharmacology and Toxicology, Chief of Research Affairs, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Associate Vice President for Translational Research
  • Donald Miller, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology, Chief, Division of Medical Oncology and Hematology, Director, James Graham Brown Cancer Center, James Graham Brown Foundation Chair
  • Mark Slaughter, MD, Professor and Chair, Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
  • Brad Sutton, M.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine, Assistant Dean for Health Strategy and Innovation*
  • Matthew Cave, M.D., Associate Professor of Medicine*
  • Donald Demuth, PhD., Professor and Acting Associate Dean for Research, School of Dentistry*

Office of Technology Transfer (one vote)

  • T. Allen Morris, PhD, OTT Director
  • Holly Clark, PhD, OTT Deputy Director

    Coulter Principle Investigator

    Robert Keynton, PhD, Chair, Professor and Lutz Endowed Chair of Biomechanical Devices, Department of Bioengineering

    Coulter Foundation Representative

    Mara Neal, Wallace H. Coulter Foundation

    *Ad Hoc Members: Additional members may be added to gain their knowledge and expertise in a specialized field, as needed for review of a submitted proposal.