NMIN

PEOPLE

NMIN leverages the research and entrepreneurial excellence of a pan-Canadian, multidisciplinary team.

NMIN’s Board of Directors (BoD) provides governance and monitors progress towards strategic goals. The BoD receives input from two Advisory Committees: the Executive & Nominating Committee, and the Finance & Audit Committee.

NMIN’s Management Team consists of the Scientific Director & CEO, the Associate Scientific Director, and the Executive Director.

NMIN’s Research program receives oversight and strategic direction from the Research Management Committee (RMC). Each of the program’s three Themes and two Core Facilities are further overseen by two Co-leaders, and NMIN’s HQP & Capacity-Building program is overseen by a Program Leader.

The RMC receives input from two Advisory Committees: the KTEE Advisory Committee and the HQP Advisory Committee.

The Administrative Centre Team provides support to the Research and the HQP programs, and implements the network’s administration, operations, IP, and communications cores on a day-to-day basis.

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GOVERNANCE

Board of Directors

NMIN’s Board of Directors (BoD) provides governance and monitors progress towards strategic goals.

The BoD includes 10 individuals with leadership experience in areas ranging from law to corporate management. Committees of the Board include the Board Executive, Board Nomination, Audit and Finance, Conflict of Interest, and Ethics Advisory committees. Members of the BoD also form adhoc committees or special task forces as needed.

CHAIR: Don Enns

Vice President and Head of Global Drug Delivery, Evonik Industries

Chad Bayne

Partner, Emerging and High Growth Companies, Osler

Helen Burt

Associate Vice-President Research & Innovation, UBC

Christine Charette

Managing Director, Scientia Advisors & Investments

Michael Coughtrie

Professor and Dean, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, UBC

Pieter Cullis

Scientific Director & CEO, NMIN

Lesley Esford

Director, Innovate BC

Michael List

Partner, GreenSky Capital

Norma Sebestyen

Ex-Director of Policy and Patient Access, Merck

Rebecca Yu

Vice President, Market Access and External Affairs, Takeda Canada

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NETWORK MANAGEMENT

Management Team

NMIN’s Scientific Leadership Team is comprised of the Scientific Director, the Associate Scientific Director, and the Executive Director, who provide strategic leadership and overall management.

Pieter Cullis

Scientific Director & CEO

Christine Allen

Associate Scientific Director

Gilbert Walker

Associate Scientific Director

Diana Royce

Executive Director

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research MANAGEMENT

Research Management Committee

With representatives from academic and industry partners, the Research Management Committee (RMC) is responsible for ongoing assessment of all projects and provides recommendations to the BoD regarding research priorities and budget allocations.

Marcel Bally

Theme 1 & PharmaCore Leader
University of British Columbia

Christine Allen

HQP & Capacity Building Leader & Associate Scientific Director
University of Toronto

Pieter Cullis

Theme 2 & NanoCore Leader, Scientific Director & CEO
University of British Columbia

JP Heale

External
University of British Columbia

Christian Kastrup

Theme 2 & NanoCore Co-Leader
University of British Columbia

Shana Kelley

Theme 3 Leader
University of Toronto

Shyh-Dar (Star) Li

Theme 1 Co-Leader
University of British Columbia

Norbert Maurer

External
Evonik Transferra

Parimal Nathwani

External
MaRS Innovation

David O’Neill

External
FACIT

Gilbert Walker

Theme 3 Co-Leader & Associate Scientific Director
University of Toronto

Kaley Wilson

External
Quark Venture

Christine Charette

Observer
NMIN Board Member

Nancy Dos Santos

Observer
Pharmacore Admin Lead

Brigit Viens

Observer
NCE Secretariat

Dominik Witzigmann

Observer
Nanocore Admin Lead

Research Theme & Core Facilities Leaders

NMIN research is organized into three themes, led by Theme Leaders: Targeted Drug Delivery, Gene Therapy, and Diagnostics, each consisting of up to 10 projects. The research themes are supported by two core facilities led by Core Leaders: Nanocore and Pharmacore

Theme 1: Targeted Drug Delivery

Theme 2: Gene Therapy

Marcel Bally

Theme Leader
University of British Columbia

Shyh-Dar (Star) Li

Theme Co-Leader
University of British Columbia

Pieter Cullis

Theme Leader & Scientific Director
University of British Columbia

Christian Kastrup

Theme Co-leader
University of British Columbia

Theme 3: Diagnostics

HQP Program

Shana Kelley

Theme Leader
University of Toronto

Gilbert Walker

Theme Co-Leader & Associate Scientific Director
University of Toronto

Christine Allen

HQP & Capacity Building Leader & Associate Scientific Director
University of Toronto

Nanocore

Pharmacore

Pieter Cullis

Core Leader & Scientific Director
University of British Columbia

Christian Kastrup

Core Co-Leader
University of British Columbia

Dominik Witzigmann

Core Admin Lead
University of British Columbia

Marcel Bally

Core Leader
University of British Columbia

Nancy Dos Santos

Core Admin Lead
BC Cancer Agency

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administration

Administrative Centre Team

The Administrative Centre team consists of the Executive Director, the Executive Assistant, the Finance Manager, the Research and Partnerships manager, the HQP & Events Coordinator, and the Digital Initiatives Consultant. This team supports and facilitates the work of the network’s Governance, Management and Program teams, and is responsible for the network’s day-to-day operations.

Diana Royce

Executive Director

dianaroyce@deerfieldgroup.ca

Maria Barros

Executive Assistant

mariabarros@nanomedicines.ca

Marshall Beck

Digital Initiatives Consultant

mbeck@nanomedicines.ca

Leah Graystone

HQP & Events Coordinator

leahgraystone@nanomedicines.ca

Andrew Kim

Accountant

andrewkim@nanomedicines.ca

Daniel Rogers

Manager, Research & Partnerships

danrogers@nanomedicines.ca

Diana Royce

Executive Director

dianaroyce@nanomedicines.ca

Maria Barros

Executive Assistant

mariabarros@nanomedicines.ca

Marshall Beck

Digital Initiatives Consultant

mbeck@nanomedicines.ca

Leah Graystone

HQP & Events Coordinator

leahgraystone@nanomedicines.ca

Andrew Kim

Accountant

andrewkim@nanomedicines.ca

Daniel Rogers

Manager, Research & Partnerships

danrogers@nanomedicines.ca

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CONTACT

NMIN

2350 Health Sciences Mall, Room 5451

University of British Columbia

Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3

Canada

info@nanomedicines.ca