Prof. Tom DANIEL Appointed CEO of the Washington Research Foundation
IAS Senior Visiting Fellow Prof. Tom DANIEL, former Joan and Richard Komen Endowed Chair of Biology at the University of Washington, was appointed CEO of the Washington Research Foundation (WRF) with effect from October 1, 2022. With a rich history and strong network in life science sector, Prof. Daniel will work with the board of directors to lead the Foundation’s strategic planning, programs, grant-making and investment affairs.
Founded in 1981, WRF is a leader in assisting universities and other non-profit research institutions in the Washington state of US with the commercialization and licensing of their technologies. It is also one of the foremost technology transfer and grant-making organizations in US, providing more than US$137 million in grants to institutions within the nation. Its reserve pool of funds, WRF Capital has invested in 119 startups since 1996.