Bil & Melinda Gates Foundation

Janice Culpepper, Ph.D. is a Senior Program Officer on the Malaria Program Strategy Team in the Global Health division at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. She joined the foundation in 2007. She manages the team’s initiative for the development of drugs for the treatment and prevention of malaria. She oversees investments to support the portfolio of Medicines for Malaria Ventures as well as a number of grants to academic and research institutes.

Prior to joining the foundation she had more than 20 years of experience in the biotechnology industry managing research projects and strategic alliances with pharmaceutical companies. Dr. Culpepper completed post-doctoral fellowships at UCSF and at the DNAX Research Institute, Palo Alto, CA. She received her Ph.D. in Biological Chemistry from Harvard University and her AB in Biology from Clark University.