Steven L. McKnight

Professor & Chairman-Biochemistry Department at The University of Texas - Southwestern Medical Center

Steven L. McKnight

Steven L. McKnight

Professor & Chairman-Biochemistry Department at The University of Texas - Southwestern Medical Center

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Proneurotech, Inc.
Peloton Therapeutics, Inc.
Tularik, Inc.

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Number of Boards

8

Birthday

1949

Age

72

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Former Founder & Director at Peloton Therapeutics, Inc.

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President at Stanford University

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Professor & Chairman-Molecular Genetics Department at The University of Texas - Southwestern Medical Center

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Former Chief Executive Officer at Rapt Therapeutics, Inc.

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Rebecca C. Lancefield Professor in Mammalian Cell Biology & Development at The Rockefeller University

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President, Chief Executive Officer & Director at Peloton Therapeutics, Inc.

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Philip O'Bryan Montgomery Junior, MD, Distinguished Chair in Developmental Biology at The University of Texas - Southwestern Medical Center

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Co-Founder at BeiGene Ltd.

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Faculty Member, Molecular Biology Program at Sloan-Kettering Institute For Cancer Research

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Professor Emeritus, Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics at University of California - San Francisco

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Steven L. McKnight
Professor & Chairman-Biochemistry Department at The University of Texas - Southwestern Medical Center
Education
PhD in Biology

The University of Virginia (often abbreviated as UVA, UVa, or Virginia) is a public research university in Charlottesville, Virginia, United States. It was conceived and designed by U.S. President Thomas Jefferson, and established in 1819. UVA's initial Board of Visitors included former Presidents of the United States Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and James Monroe. Monroe owned the initial site of the University, which was mostly farmland. His law office and farmhouse are now the site of Brown College at Monroe Hill, a residential college at UVA. UVA is one of the eight original Public Ivy universities, and it is the only university campus in the United States that is designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. In the 2013 edition of U.S. News and World Report's National University Rankings, the school was listed as America's 2nd best public university; tied with UCLA and surpassed only by UC Berkeley.

Bachelor's Degree in Biology

The University of Texas at Austin is one of the largest public universities in the United States and is the largest institution of The University of Texas System. Founded in 1883, the university has grown from a single building, eight teachers, two departments and 221 students to a 350-acre main campus with 17 colleges and schools, about 24,000 faculty and staff, and more than 50,000 students.

Ph.D Materials Science & Engineering

The University of Delaware (UD) is a state-assisted, privately governed institution that was founded in 1743. It offers 3 associate programs, 147 bachelor’s programs, 119 master's programs, 54 doctoral programs, and 15 dual graduate programs through seven colleges and in collaboration with more than 70 research centers. UD's student body encompasses more than 17,000 undergraduates, more than 3,600 graduate students and nearly 800 students in professional and continuing studies from across the country and around the globe. The University received its charter from the State of Delaware in 1833 and was designated one of the nation’s historic Land Grant colleges in 1867. Today, UD is a Land Grant, Sea Grant and Space Grant institution. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching classifies UD as a research university with very high research activity—a designation accorded less than 3 percent of U.S. colleges and universities. UD ranks among the nation’s top 100 universities in federal R&D support for science and engineering.

BS Materials Engineering

Virginia Tech takes a hands-on, engaging approach to education, preparing scholars to be leaders in their fields and communities. As the commonwealth’s most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech offers 215 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 30,000 students and manages a research portfolio of more than $450 million. The university fulfills its land-grant mission of transforming knowledge to practice through technological leadership and by fueling economic growth and job creation locally, regionally, and across Virginia.

Memberships
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The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) formed the Committee on International Security and Arms Control (CISAC) in 1980 as a permanent committee to bring the resources of the Academy to bear on critical problems of international security and arms control. CISAC, in the Policy and Global Affairs Division, draws from the nation’s finest scientific, technical, engineering and medical talent to advise the government, contribute to the work of non-governmental organizations, and inform the public about scientific and technical issues related to international security and arms control. CISAC’s work benefits from a rotating membership of distinguished scientists, policy and military experts. The Committee carries out its mandate through a variety of activities that receive financial support from public and private sponsors.

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Founded in 1780, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences is an independent policy research center that conducts multidisciplinary studies of complex and emerging problems. The Academy’s elected members are leaders in the academic disciplines, the arts, business, and public affairs. With a current membership of 4,000 American Fellows and 600 Foreign Honorary Members, the Academy has four major goals: Promoting service and study through analysis of critical social and intellectual issues and the development of practical policy alternatives; Fostering public engagement and the exchange of ideas with meetings, conferences, and symposia bringing diverse perspectives to the examination of issues of common concern; Mentoring a new generation of scholars and thinkers through the Visiting Scholars Program and Hellman Fellowship Program; Honoring excellence by electing to membership men and women in a broad range of disciplines and professions. Click here to learn about our new members. The Academy's headquarters are in Cambridge, Massachusetts. With its geographically diverse membership, it conducts activities in this country and abroad

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The National Academy of Medicine (NAM), formerly called the Institute of Medicine (IoM), is an American nonprofit, non-governmental organization. The National Academy of Medicine is a part of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, along with the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), National Academy of Engineering (NAE), and the National Research Council (NRC). The National Academy of Medicine provides national advice on issues relating to biomedical science, medicine, and health, and serves as an adviser to the nation to improve health. It aims to provide unbiased, evidence-based, and authoritative information and advice concerning health and science policy to policy-makers, professionals, leaders in every sector of society, and the public at large. Operating outside the framework of the U.S. federal government, it relies on a volunteer workforce of scientists and other experts, operating under a formal peer-review system. As a national academy, new members of the organization are elected annually by current members, based on their distinguished and continuing achievements in a relevant field as well as for their willingness to participate actively.

Career History
Professor & Chairman-Biochemistry Department
1996 - Current

UT Southwestern Medical Center is distinctive for its overall quality and for the strength of its three core missions of education, research, and patient care. These mission components are highly interdependent; each is integral to and enhances the others.UT Southwestern consists today of three degree-granting schools and a University Health System of hospitals and clinics. Its faculty is renowned for including six Nobel Laureates (one now Emeritus) and many members of the National Academy of Sciences and Institute of Medicine, and UT Southwestern Medical Center is either nationally ranked or rated as high performing in nearly a dozen specialties by U.S. News & World Report.

Vice President for Strategic Alliances
Current

Virginia Tech takes a hands-on, engaging approach to education, preparing scholars to be leaders in their fields and communities. As the commonwealth’s most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech offers 215 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 30,000 students and manages a research portfolio of more than $450 million. The university fulfills its land-grant mission of transforming knowledge to practice through technological leadership and by fueling economic growth and job creation locally, regionally, and across Virginia.

Scientific Advisor
Current

PTV Sciences focuses on growth investments in the healthcare and life sciences sectors. They focus on lower risk opportunities diversified across sector, stage and geography that have a clear path to revenue within a short timeframe. The firm looks for companies that are built upon 'hard science' that have strong management, large and growing markets, innovative ideas, high operating margins and clear exit opportunities.

Boards & Committees
Member, Scientific Advisory Board
Current

Tennor Therapeutics Suzhou Ltd. manufactures pharmaceutical products. It specializes in research and development of new drugs for the treatment of digestive diseases caused by pathogens, including those resistant to available antibiotics. The company was founded by Zhen Kun Ma in 2013 and is headquartered in Suzhou, China.

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Senior Trustee
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Carnegie Institution of Washington is engaged in providing technical and scientific research services. The company was founded by Andrew Carnegie in 1895 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$10K - $100K
2009

Carnegie Institution of Washington is engaged in providing technical and scientific research services. The company was founded by Andrew Carnegie in 1895 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

$100K - $1M
2007

Carnegie Institution of Washington is engaged in providing technical and scientific research services. The company was founded by Andrew Carnegie in 1895 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

$100K - $1M
2006

Carnegie Institution of Washington is engaged in providing technical and scientific research services. The company was founded by Andrew Carnegie in 1895 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

Political Donations
$500
2011

Senator from the 21st District at Texas State Senate

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Proneurotech, Inc. engages in the development of neuroprotective drugs that prevent axonal degeneration and neuronal loss. The company was founded by Steven L. McKnight, Andrew A. Pieper, Joseph Ready, and Marc Freeman and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

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Peloton Therapeutics, Inc. is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company, which engages in translating novel scientific insights into medicines for patients with cancer and other debilitating or life-threatening conditions. Its lead drug candidate is a small molecule which targets HIF-2a, a transcription factor implicated in the development and progression of renal and other cancers. The company was founded by Steven L. McKnight in August 2010 and is headquartered in Dallas, TX.

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Tularik, Inc. is engaged in the discovery and development of a broad range of novel and superior orally available medicines that act through the regulation of gene expression. Tularik's scientific platform is focused on three therapeutic areas: cancer, inflammation and metabolic disease. The company was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in South San Francisco, CA.

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