George Poste, DVM PhD FRS

Chief Scientist, Complex Adaptive Systems Initiative, Arizona State University

George Poste, DVM PhD FRS

Chief Scientist, Complex Adaptive Systems Initiative- Arizona State University

Dr. George Poste is the Del E. Webb Professor of Health Innovation and Chief Scientist, The Complex Adaptive Systems Initiative (CASI) ( at Arizona State University (ASU). This program integrates research in genomics, synthetic biology and high performance computing to study the altered regulation of molecular networks in human diseases to develop new diagnostic tests for precision (personalized) medicine and the remote monitoring of health status using miniaturized body sensors and mobile devices. He assumed this post in 2009.

From 2003 to 2009 he directed and built The Biodesign Institute at ASU. Previously, he served as President R&D at SmithKline Beecham (now GlaxoSmithKline) and Chairman of several biotechnology companies. In 2004 he was named "R&D Scientist of the Year" by R&D Magazine, in 2006 he received the Einstein award from the Global Business Leadership Council, and in 2009 he received the Scrip Lifetime Achievement award voted by the leadership of the global pharmaceutical industry.

He is a Fellow of the U.K. Royal Society, the Royal College of Pathologists and the U.K. Academy of Medicine, a former Distinguished Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, a member of the Council for Foreign Relations, a Governor of the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, and a member of the National Academy of Medicine Forum on Global Health. He has served as a member of the Defense Science Board of the U.S. Department of Defense and currently serves on advisory committees for several U.S. government agencies in defense, intelligence, national security and healthcare.

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