Principal Faculty

The faculty principals in BBTI have a track record of significant accomplishments in research, teaching, and community service related to biotechnology.

Michael D. Stiber, Ph.D., UWB BBTI Executive Director; Associate Professor, UWB Computing and Software Systems Program; Adjunct Associate Professor, UW Seattle Computer Science & Engineering Department; Founding Director, UWB Biocomputing Laboratory
Mike has been engaged in research in computational biology for over 20 years and has over 28 years experience as a computing professional. He has authored more than 45 peer reviewed publications in biology, biophysics, computer science, engineering, mathematics, neuroscience and physics venues, and maintains extensive collaborations that span the globe from Paris to Montevideo to Los Angeles to Osaka. His signal computing courses, which provide a critical foundation for student understanding of biomedical devices, have received recognition and support from the National Science Foundation. Previously, he has held positions with the University of California, Berkeley, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, the IBM Los Angeles Scientific Center, Texas Instruments, Philips, and McDonnell Douglas Electronics. Mike received a B.S. degree in Computer Science and a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from UCLA.

Alan Leong, UWB BBTI Faculty Principal; Lecturer, UWB Business Administration and Computing and Software Systems Programs; Director, UWB Center for Student Entrepreneurship; Director of Research, Biotech Stock Research, LLC
Alan Leong has been instrumental in the development of more than 35 business enterprises that were created by the students and alumni associated with the Center. Additionally, he is a market research analyst and investment journalist to the life sciences industry. He is the Co-Founder and Research Director for Biotech Stock Research, a fiercely independent company that conducts research coverage on publicly traded biotech companies on behalf of its customers. Alan has been sourced by numerous popular and scientific journals around the world, including The Seattle Times, The Seattle PI, San Francisco Magazine, CNBC, Nature Biotechnology, BioCentury, BioWorld Today, and others. In the past 18 months, he has also been an advisor and consultant to municipalities and colleges regarding proposals for general and biotech incubators and economic development.

Steven W. Collins, Ph.D., UWB BBTI Faculty Principal; Associate Professor, UWB Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences Program
Steven has pioneered education in science and technology policy, history of science and technology and technology-based economic development. His teaching and scholarship bridge technology, organization, culture, geography and human behavior. His 2004 book, The Race to Commercialize Biotechnology, chronicles the history of commercial biotechnology in Japan and the US. Steven’s research interests include comparison and evaluation of public policies promoting national and regional development of biotechnology and biomedical industries in Japan and the US, contemporary science and technology policy in Japan and the sources of entrepreneurship and technological creativity in organizations, regions and nations. In 2006, Steven gave testimony to the Washington state legislature supporting tax incentives for biotechnology and medical device manufacturing in the state, based on a study he authored for the Snohomish County Economic Development Council. He has been an affiliated fellow of Japan's National Institute of Science and Technology Policy. He is a member of the international advisory board of the Institute for Biomedical Research and Innovation in Kobe, Japan. Steven taught at Colby College and worked as a chemical engineer at Philip Morris. He received the B.S. degree with Honors in Chemical Engineering from the University of Virginia, and the M.A. and Ph.D. in Government and Foreign Affairs, also from the University of Virginia.

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