Board of Directors

  • Keith Murphy – Board Chairman –  co-Founder, CEO and Chairman of Organovo Holdings, Inc., a publicly traded company in Regenerative Medicine. Vice-Chair, Alliance for Regenerative Medicine. Entrepreneur with 20 year career in biotechnology and biosciences including as Global Operations Leader at Amgen.


  • Brian Murphy – President – previously the President, Habitat for Humanity of Iowa.  Served as Sr. Vice President, Wells Fargo Bank.  Extensive 40+ year career in banking and insurance, including executive positions with Wachovia Bank, Universal Underwriters/Zurich Insurance and GE Capital.


  • Alan Lewis, Ph.D. – Director –  CEO, Medistem. Previously CEO of Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, large non-profit foundation supporting research for diabetes.  Formerly CEO of replacement cell therapy company working to replace pancreas function, NovoCell (now ViaCyte), in addition to CEO of Ambit Biosciences.


  • Ed Savarese, PhD Director – CEO, Imagetech, and successful hi-tech entrepreneur.  Founder and CEO of multiple public companies including Personal Computer Products, Inc. and Com-Guard.  Recently founded ImageTech to deliver printing solutions for mobile devices.


  • Killu Sanborn, PhD Director – Director of Business Development, Oxford Finance. Experienced Life Sciences leader in venture capital and venture debt financing. Former Principal at Inglewood Ventures, managing director Hercules Technology Growth. Senior positions at Stratagene and Phenogenex.


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