Biochemistry - William J Rutter

We recently learned that Tom Sanders passed away in the Fall of 2008.

Thomas G. Sanders, Ph.D. was an independent consultant to clients in the biotechnology industry with a professional focus in matters of business development and intellectual property management. He was also a Visiting Lecturer at the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley. From January, 1999 until December, 2002, Dr. Sanders was Vice President of Business Development at MitoKor, Inc. a privately held biotechnology company located in San Diego, which he joined in March, 1998 as Executive Director of Business and Corporate Development. His prior position was Director of Technology Alliances and Transfer in the Law Department at Chiron Corporation, a publicly traded biotechnology company headquartered in the San Francisco area, and for the previous 5 years he was corporate Director of Business Development, also at Chiron. During the 15 years Dr. Sanders was with Chiron, he held a variety of management positions related to licensing and technology transfer, corporate strategic alliances, mergers and acquisitions, patent and research administration, and manufacturing.

For 11 years prior to joining Chiron, Dr. Sanders was a faculty member in the Departments of Biology and Biochemistry at Lake Forest College and Princeton University where he pursued research interests in developmental and molecular genetics and behavioral biology. Dr. Sanders received the Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in biochemistry from the University of Illinois, Champaign, and a B.A. degree (biology) from Williams College, Williamstown, Mass. He also pursued post-doctoral studies in Drosophila genetics at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC (Canada). Dr. Sanders was an author or co-author of over 15 publications related to developmental genetics and biochemistry, as well as behavior genetics, and had presented numerous lectures on subjects ranging from aspects of Drosophila genetics to topics related to manufacturing and business development issues in the biotechnology industry.

Tom was married (Suzy) and had a son and stepdaughter (both now out of school and more or less on their own.) Our sympathies go out to Tom's family.

Tom G Sanders
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Moraga, CA 94556

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