Advisory Board and Partners
The BTEC Advisory Board was established per the original Golden LEAF grant application to provide guidance to BTEC in the following areas: course content, curriculum development, instruction, certification requirements, assessment, marketing, and facilities/equipment needs. Since its inception, the Advisory Board has met three to four times per year and has provided valuable advice during construction, curriculum development, start-up, and operation.
|BioLogic Solutions, LLC||Paula Keith|
|Eli Lilly||Peter Berzins|
|FujiFilm Diosynth RTP||David Yarley|
|FujiFilm Diosynth Holly Springs||Mark Kuenzi|
|Jacob’s Engineering||Will Royall|
|KBI Biopharma||Sigma Mostafa|
|Millipore Sigma *||Hutch Earp|
|NC Bionetwork||Leslie Isenhour|
|NC Biotechnology Center||Mary Beth Thomas|
|NC State Plant and Microbial Biology||Amy Grunden|
|NC State BTEC||Balaji Rao|
|NC State BTEC||Danny Monroe|
|NC State BTEC||Ruben Carbonell|
|NC State BTEC||Gary Gilleskie|
|NC State College of Engineering||Louis Martin Vega|
|Novartis (AveXis)||Kristopher Kelly|
|Novo Nordisk||Chad Henry|
|Pfizer (Abzena)||James Kennamer|
|Sartorius Stedim||Vincent Galione|
|Rooster Bio||Tim Kelly|
|Veloxis *||Marcelo Anderson|
*Current BTEC scholarship sponsor.
BTEC is part of NCBioImpact, an educational partnership in which the North Carolina Community College System BioNetwork, the Biomanufacturing Research Institute and Technology Enterprise (BRITE), the North Carolina Biotechnology Center, and the North Carolina Biosciences Organization (NCBIO) are also members.
NCBioImpact was implemented to meet the workforce needs of North Carolina's life sciences industry. Another partner is the Golden LEAF Foundation, which provided almost $39 million to build the BTEC facility. BTEC reports administratively to NC State's College of Engineering and resides on NC State's Centennial Campus, an award-winning research science park.