Key Personnel  
     
 
Terry Opgenorth, PhD - Executive Director
 
  Terry Opgenorth, PhD   Executive Director – Terry Opgenorth, PhD has served as Chief Operating Officer since joining CSU Ventures™, and the inception of NeoTREX, in 2007. Prior to joining CSU Ventures, Dr. Opgenorth retired from Abbott Laboratories after an accomplished 20-year career in the Drug Discovery arm of Abbott Pharma’s Global Research and Development Organization. Most recently, he served as Divisional Vice President of Metabolic Disease Research, Antiviral Research and Target-Lead Discovery Research. Dr. Opgenorth holds a BA in Biology from Calvin College and MS and PhD degrees in Physiology from University of Illinois-Urbana.
Phone: 970-297-5100
       
     
Stephen J. Withrow, DVM - CSO
       
  Stephen J. Withrow, DVM   Dr. Stephen J. Withrow, DVM serves as the Chief Scientific Officer of NeoTREX and as the director of the university’s academic Cancer Supercluster. Holding the Stuart Chair in Oncology, the University Distinguished Professor is also a surgical oncologist. Withrow is the director of the Animal Cancer Center, whose Veterinary Teaching Hospital has almost 90 faculty and staff members involved in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer in pet animals. The center provides clinical services, teaches future veterinarians and veterinary oncology specialists, and performs translational research and outreach and consultations. Spontaneously occurring cancer in pet animals is the basis of his research and collaborations with the National Cancer Institute and the Children's Oncology Group to develop new treatments.
Phone: 970-297-4175
       
     
Christine Hardy, MPH, MBA, DVM - Director of Partnership Development
       
  Christine Hardy, MPH, MBA, DVM   Dr. Hardy serves as the Director of Business and Research Development for the Animal Cancer Center and NeoTREX. She is a veterinarian with a special interest in business development in the field of veterinary medicine, especially oncology. Prior to becoming a veterinarian she directed three public health clinics in Wyoming and was the director of a start-up company’s efforts at Duke University. She holds a BS from James Madison University, an MPH from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and earned both her MBA and DVM from Colorado State University.
Phone: 970-297-5012
       
     
Stephen Foster, MBA– Director of Business Development
       
  Stephen Foster   Mr. Foster serves as the Director of Business Development for NeoTREX and oversees cancer related intellectual property and licensing arising from research at Colorado State University and the Animal Cancer Center. Prior to joining NeoTREX, Mr. Foster spent 13 years at Amgen in discovery research, as well as pre-clinical safety and immunology. Most recently, he was part of the Licensing organization, and managed the team which administered material transfers and research collaborations. Mr. Foster holds a BS in Biological Sciences from California Lutheran University, and earned his MBA from the same institution.
Phone: 970-297-1276
       
       
 
     
 
 
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