Gateway Venture Mentoring Service

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.