Daniel E. Morse, PhD
Director and Member, Scientific Advisory Board
Dr. Morse is the Wilcox Professor Emeritus of Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry Biotechnology, Biomolecular Science and Engineering, and Director of the Marine Biotechnology Center, at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Previously, he served as Director of the UCSB-MIT-Caltech Institute of Collaborative Biotechnologies, and also served as Stellar’s Executive Vice-President, Science & Technology from 2010 until December 2011. Dr. Morse’s honors include NIH Career Development Award, American Cancer Society Faculty Research Award, Scientific American Top 50 Technology Innovator, International Molluscan Research Society Lifetime Research Award, American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow, Materials Research Society Fellow, and Smithsonian Institution Regents Fellow. Dr. Morse holds a B.A. degree in Biochemistry from Harvard, and Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
Charles V. Olson, DSc
Director, and Chair of Scientific Advisory Board
Dr. Charles Olson is a biotechnology industry professional with broad scientific and operational experience, and specialization in manufacturing operations and process development of biological products. Dr. Olson currently serves as the Vice President of Biologics for Applied Molecular Transport Inc. His background includes the positions of Chief Technology Officer for Anthera Pharmaceuticals; Vice President of CMC and Technical Operations for NGM Biopharmaceuticals; Senior VP of Product Development and Operations for Nexbio Inc.; VP of Hayward Operations for Cell Genesys; Senior Director of Manufacturing, Facilities and Process Development for Biomarin Pharmaceuticals; Director of Manufacturing Sciences for Onyx Pharmaceuticals; and Staff Scientist and Scientist at Bayer and Genentech, respectively. Dr. Olson received his D.Sc. in Biochemistry from Hawthorne University.
Andrew Saxon, M.D.
Member, Scientific Advisory Board