Lance Stewart

Chief Strategy & Operations Officer, Institute for Protein Design

Role: Associate

Site: CDL-Seattle

Stream: Health

Lance Stewart is the Chief Strategy and Operations Officer of the Institute for Protein Design at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Since 2013, Dr. Stewart has been a key member of the IPD leadership team, responsible for revenue generation activities as well as providing support for numerous collaborative research projects. He also manages the IPD’s Translational Investigator Research Program, including protein/peptide production technology transfer activities. He brings more than 26 years of experience in protein and drug discovery research, life sciences partnering and entrepreneurial start-up activities. Dr. Stewart co-founded several Seattle-area biotechnology companies, is an active angel investor, and has served on the board of directors for Tetra Discovery Partners (Grand Rapids, MI, acquired in 2020 by Shionogi). Dr. Stewart earned a PhD in virology and biochemistry at Cornell University, and later an executive MBA from the UW Foster School of Business. Dr. Stewart’s conflict-of-interest management plan is provided by UW.