Robert M. Sutherland, BSc, PhD
Senior Investment Advisor
Dr. Robert Sutherland facilitates and advises FACIT in the identification of projects for early stage development and the engagement of market receptors and investor groups. Most recently, Dr. Sutherland was President of Varian Biosynergy, a subsidiary of Varian Medical Systems (Palo Alto, CA) from 1995-2006. He has held other senior positions in biomedical research and management. He was previously Vice-President and Executive Director, Life Sciences at SRI International (1988 to 1995), and the Associate Director of the Cancer Center for Experimental Therapeutics at the University of Rochester where he was a faculty member (1976-1988). Prior to that, he was on the faculty of the University of Western Ontario’s Department of Biophysics and a researcher at the Ontario Cancer Treatment and Research Foundation (1967 to 1976). During his career he has served as a consultant/reviewer for many national and international government research agencies, universities, industry, and scientific journals. He was recently a Consulting Professor of Radiation Oncology at Stanford University and is currently a member of several academic advisory groups and industry boards. He is also a member of many professional associations including the Radiation Research Society, American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology, and the American Association for Cancer Research. Dr. Sutherland holds a BSc (Hons Biology) from Acadia University and a PhD in Biophysics from the University of Rochester.