Kenneth R. Tindall, Ph.D.
Ken Tindall is responsible for the Biotechnology Center’s Science and Business Development efforts, which include the Business and Technology Development, Science and Technology Development, Education and Training and Centers of Innovation programs as well as Library and Information Services. These programs currently administer 17 grants or loans and since 2000 have provided more than $35 million in support of North Carolina research, educational activities and biotechnology businesses. From 2000 – 2007, he also served as the president of the Biotechnology Center-sponsored North Carolina Genomics and Bioinformatics Consortium. Ken previously held positions at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) and Yale University. He earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Montana State University and a Ph.D. in genetics through the University of Tennessee at the Oak Ridge National Lab. Since 1994, he has been an adjunct professor in the Toxicology Curriculum at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Ken speaks widely on innovation, technology commercialization and the role of public-private partnerships in growing life science clusters.