Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of the UVA Licensing & Ventures Group is composed of men and women from a variety of industries, academia and the medical profession. Among this diverse group are experienced entrepreneurs, retired senior executives, medical professionals, UVA faculty and venture capital experts. Meeting quarterly, the board assists the Licensing & Ventures Group in long-range and strategic planning endeavors.

  • Peter Barris

    Position: Managing General Partner, New Enterprise Associates

  • Peter M. Grant, II

    Position: Founding Partner, Anchormarck Holdings, LLC

    Role: Chair, Board of Directors
  • Erik L. Hewlett

    Position: Professor Emeritus, Medicine: Infectious Diseases and International Health

  • Don Laing

    Position: Co-founder of CornerStone Partners

  • John S. Lazo

    Position: Associate Director for Basic Science, University of Virginia Cancer Center

  • Michael J. Lenox

    Position: Academic Director and Associate Dean of the Batten Institute, Darden School of Business, University of Virginia

  • Ron Newbold

    Position: Senior Vice President and Head of US Business Development and Alliance Management for Otsuka America Pharmaceuticals

    Role: Vice Chair, Board of Directors
  • Pamela Norris

    Position: Executive Associate Dean for Research, School of Engineering and Applied Science

  • Melur K. (Ram) Ramasubramanian

    Position: Vice President for Research

  • Richard P. Shannon

    Position: Executive Vice President for Health Affairs, Louise Nerancy Professor of Health Policy Science, University of Virginia

  • John Macfarlane III

    Position: Managing Partner, Arrochar Management LLC