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Shaun A. Kirkpatrick

President, Biotechnologies

Kirkpatrick has more than 25 years experience managing venture investments and technology development programs in the fields of cancer, inflammation, metabolic disease and neurological disorders, and technology platforms related to biotherapeutics and life science tools. He oversees RCT’s investments, technology development programs and special licensing programs in therapeutics, life science tools and diagnostics. He is a member of the board of directors for several start-up biomedical companies and ventures. Kirkpatrick is also a member of the board of directors for the Critical Path Institute, an institute formed with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, SRI International and The University of Arizona to accelerate the development of safe human therapeutics.

Professional Experience

  • Research Corporation Technologies
    President, Biotechnologies May 2013–present
    President & Chief Executive Officer, June 2005–May 2013
    President & Chief Operating Officer, 2004–May 2005
    Vice President & Managing Director, 2001–2004
    Director, Commercialization, 1999–2000
    Venture Development Associate, 1993–1999

Board Membership

  • Dispersol Technologies, LLC
    Chairman, 2014–present
  • Femtogenix, Ltd.
    Director, 2015-present
  • The Critical Path Institute
    Director, 2005–present
  • Sertoli Technologies Inc.
    Chairman, 1996–present
  • Flinn Foundation
    Board of Directors, 2008–present
  • Thomas R. Brown Foundations
    Trustee, 2015-present
  • University of Arizona College of Pharmacy
    National Advisory Board, 2005–present

Past Board Membership

  • Alimmune LLC
    Director, 2001–2007
  • APT Pharmaceuticals Inc.
    Director, 2005–2007
  • Imagine Pharmaceuticals Inc.
    Director, 2005
  • Prolifia Inc.
    President and Chairman, 2000–2004
  • Therapeutic Human Polyclonals Inc.
    Chairman, 2000–2007
  • Cylene Pharmaceuticals Inc.
    Director, 2005–present


  • Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies
    M.A., International Economics and Science/Technology in International Relations
  • The University of Arizona
    B.A., Biology and Economics