Robert A. Lindberg, Ph.D.
Vice President, Science and Technology DevelopmentDepartment: Science and Technology Development
Dr. Robert Lindberg leads NCBiotech’s Science & Technology Development team, which supports the state’s academic research enterprise through a series of grant funding programs and community-building efforts available to university researchers, technology transfer offices, and related stakeholders. Rob also serves on the Biotech Center's senior management team.
Dr. Lindberg is the architect of numerous funding, training, and service programs offered by NCBiotech and co-authored a strategic plan relating to life sciences-associated economic development for the North Carolina legislature. Rob has given numerous presentations and lectures and was invited to moderate a session at the 2022 BIO International Convention on translational research models. He has also actively supported the career development of many life scientists and other professionals.
Previously, Dr. Lindberg was a member of the Center’s Business & Technology Development group and was responsible for managing several loans and grants programs, strategic partnering efforts, and programs in support of company formation, university technology transfer and entrepreneurship.
Dr. Lindberg holds undergraduate degrees in Music (Bellarmine College) and Mathematics (University of Louisville), and a Doctorate in Physiology & Biophysics (University of Louisville).
Dr. Lindberg trained as a microvascular physiologist (endothelial function in inflammation, thrombosis and cancer), and held postdoctoral research fellowships at UNC-Chapel Hill and the Duke University Medical Center prior to joining NCBiotech in 1999. He earned his Regulatory Affairs Certification (RAC) in 2005.
Dr. Lindberg currently serves on the following boards and committees:
- North Carolina Global Health Alliance (fka Triangle Global Health Consortium)
- North Carolina Association for Biomedical Research (NCABR)
- Chancellor's Innovation Fund Selection Committee (NCSU)
He is also a member of the following organizations:
- Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM)
- Inflammation Research Association
- Microcirculatory Society
- North Carolina Regulatory Affairs Forum
- State Science & Technology Institute (SSTI)