Executive in Residence Don Rose, Ph.D.
Hatteras Venture Partners Special Advisor Don Rose, Ph.D., serves on the CareerWell Advisory Committee and teaches GRAD 755 – Technology Commercialization Fundamentals. Dr. Rose has extensive experience in launching and building life science startups, most recently as Director of the University of North Carolina’s KickStart program. At Carolina, he helped spin out 80 companies which have gone on to raise over $500M. While at UNC, he published Research to Revenue: A Practical Guide to University Start-ups (UNC Press, 2016). He is also a Professor of the Practice for Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School, where he teaches entrepreneurship.
Prior to joining Carolina, he held senior leadership roles at a number of life science startups: Metabolon (metabolomics), Deerac Fluidics (nanoliter dispensing), and DataCentric Automation (high-throughput crystallography). Before those experiences, he was a partner with Catalysta Partners (now Hatteras Venture Partners), where he co-founded Phase Bioscience (NASDAQ: PHAS). Prior to Catalysta, he served as co-founder and VP of Research and Development at Cartesian Technologies, a leader in instrumentation for DNA microarrays and nanoliter dispensing.
Earlier, Dr. Rose was a research scientist at Glaxo Wellcome (now GlaxoSmithKline [GSK]) where he developed and promoted a number of technologies in bioanalytical chemistry, combinatorial chemistry and high-throughput screening. Dr. Rose also developed various aspects of capillary electrophoreses instrumentation at Hewlett-Packard Laboratories. He earned a Ph.D. in analytical chemistry and a B.S. in nutrition from Carolina, he holds 6 US patents, and has published eight papers and two book chapters.