Board of Directors
Chief Executive Officer Jeff Davidson holds a B.S. in chemical engineering from Purdue University and an M.B.A. from the University of Minnesota. His 27 years of experience in industry and academia include serving as the Executive Director of the Penn State Bioprocessing Resource Center; founder and Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Biotechnology Association; publisher of Your World, a biotechnology applications magazine; founder of the Biotechnology Institute, a national biotechnology education nonprofit; and founder of BioSciEd Inc. Mr. Davidson co-founded Keystone Nano and has served as its CEO for the past five years.
Chief Science Officer James Adair is a key creator of Keystone Nano’s technology, has published extensively in a range of materials science and nanotechnology subjects, and holds 12 patents. He has a B.S. in chemistry and a Ph.D. in materials science and engineering, both from the University of Florida. With more than 35 years of nanoparticle experience, he is Director of the Particulate Materials Center and a professor in the Materials Science and Engineering Department at Penn State University. Dr. Adair is a co-founder of Keystone Nano.
Chief Medical Officer Mark Kester earned his B.S. in biology and economics from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and his Ph.D. in biochemistry from SUNY at Buffalo. Following an initial faculty position at Case Western Reserve University, he moved on to Penn State University in 1998, where he is the Passananti Professor of Pharmacology, Director of the Penn State Center for Nanomedicine and Materials and the co-leader for Experimental Therapeutics at the Hershey Cancer Institute. Dr. Kester is a co-founder of Keystone Nano and oversees the company’s technology development associated with medical applications.