Brent Kreider Joins Stowers as Chief Operating Officer

Chief Operating Officer, Brent Kreider, PhD

This past summer, Brent Kreider, PhD, joined the Stowers Institute as chief operating officer (COO). In his role, he will oversee all aspects of Stowers’ research support services and operational functions, including technology cores, operations and services, research regulations, environmental health and safety, information management, and security. He will also serve as COO of BioMed Valley Discoveries.

Kreider has an extensive track record of helping small and large biomedical research organizations develop and streamline the scientific support functions needed to operate efficiently.

“Brent loves working with people and gets great satisfaction from energizing and enabling them to move forward and be successful,” says President and CEO Dave Chao, PhD. “He comes with tremendous experience in scientific operations and is a great fit for the collaborative culture here at the institute. I look forward to working with him on providing our scientists with the most supportive environment we can.”

Kreider joins Stowers after serving as vice president and global head of scientific operations at Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research (NIBR) in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he provided senior management oversight to scientific support functions at NIBR sites spread over North America, Europe, and Asia.

A native of Philadelphia, Kreider received a BS in microbiology from Penn State University and a PhD in molecular microbiology from the University of Pennsylvania. After completing postdoctoral studies at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, he held several positions at biotech companies, before joining NIBR as director of program operations in the cardiovascular disease area, in 2004.

“I am honored to be included in the mission of the Stowers Institute as well as contribute to BVD’s efforts of addressing unmet patient needs across the globe,” says Kreider. “The progress of both organizations has been tremendous to date and I am excited to be a part of the continued success for years to come.”