Steven McKnight, Ph.D.

Steven McKnight leads an active research laboratory at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Prior to his work there, Dr. McKnight was co-founder and Director of Biology at Tularik, Inc. Previously he was a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator at the Carnegie Institution of Washington. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the Institute of Medicine, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Dr. McKnight served on the Board of Directors for Tularik from its inception through its acquisition by Amgen in 2004. He also co-founded and served as a board member for Cumbre, Inc., and Peloton Therapeutics. Dr. McKnight holds a B.S. in biology from The University of Texas at Austin and a Ph.D. in biology from the University of Virginia.

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