Dr. Glen Borchert

Chief Geneticist

Dr. Borchert is Chief Geneticist at GTR and Associate Professor of Pharmacology at
the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. He
completed a PhD in Interdisciplinary Genetics in 2007 at
the University of Iowa, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at
UC Berkeley in the world’s foremost
genetic manipulation lab under Dr. Jennifer Doudna
(inventor of CRISPR-Cas9 genomic editing). Since starting
his own laboratory in 2012, Dr. Borchert has received
numerous awards, published >25 articles characterizing
genomes, and received >$3.5M in federal funding.
Notably, in 2014, the Genetic Mechanisms Cluster of the
National Science Foundation named Dr. Borchert a NSF
CAREER Investigator - the most prestigious honor
bestowed by the NSF. Dr. Borchert’s current research
focuses on identifying novel genes and genetic regulators
in an array of bacterial, plant, and animal systems.

Dr. Michael Francis

Chief Science Officer

Dr. Francis is Chief Science Officer at GT Research and Assistant Professor of Physiology and Cell Biology at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine and Center for Lung Biology. Dr. Francis is an experienced research scientist with extensive knowledge of genomics, biophysics, and computational analytics, receiving ~$1M in grant funding. Dr. Francis also maintains a portfolio of intellectual property, including software platforms for medical devices and signal analytics. Dr. Francis manages project topsoil, GTR’s proprietary bioinformatics and genomics research platform, and project cloudscape,
GTR’s proprietary natural language processing platform for scientific literature. Dr. Francis earned a BSc in Physics from Auburn University and a PhD in Physiology from the University of South Alabama.

Samuel E. Proctor

Chief Executive Officer

Sam is CEO of GTR. He holds a JD from the University of Chicago Law School and a BSE from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a Benjamin Franklin Scholar and a Joseph Wharton Scholar.