Pete Peters, PhD.
Pete Peters grew up in rural Southern Wisconsin and was awarded undergraduate and graduate degrees by the University of Wisconsin – Madison; the latter, a PhD in Genetics from the laboratory of Nobel Laureate Oliver Smithies, DPhil. He spent five years at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary, in Alberta. In 1981 he joined the Marrs McLean Department of Biochemistry at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, pursuing basic research and teaching. From Houston, Pete joined Vega Biotechnologies in Tucson, Arizona, as the Director of Quality Assurance, implementing Good Manufacturing Practices (FDA GMP) for peptide pharmaceutical production. He moved to St. Louis joining Sigma Chemical Company where he headed the Food and Drug Division. Then he was the Deputy Director, Office of Recombinant DNA Activities, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland. Pete returned to St. Louis, where he spent 14 years at the Mattson Jack Group, an international pharmaceutical consulting firm, leaving as the Vice President for Japan Businesses.Pete then entered the not-for-profit sector joining BioGenerator as the VP, Sourcing, and then Washington University’s Skandalaris Center for Entrepreneurial Studies as Life Science Collaboration Coordinator, before becoming Executive Director of INNOVATEVMS, Innovate Venture Mentoring Service, in May of 2007.