William Sharp (scientist)
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Dr William Sharp is a biotechnologist and entrepreneur, who holds a PhD in plant cell Biology from Rutgers University. He is well known for his application of science into business, creating both start up companies and extensive technology transfer experience across the Americas and Asia in a broad sector of business ventures.
Dr Sharp has authored over seventy original research papers, abstracts and books in the field of plant cell biology including the five volume series entitled the Handbook of Plant Cell Culture.
Dr. Sharp serves as both an adviser and consultant to Cook College and the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station. He is also a member of The Ohio State University College of Arts and Sciences Advisory Committee and a member of the Board of Visitors for The Ohio State University College of Biological Sciences.
Dr. Sharp was the Dean of Research at Cook College; Director of Research at New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station at Rutgers University, Executive Vice-President of DNA Pharmaceuticals Inc., Executive Vice-President for Research at DNA Plant Technology Corp, Research Director at Pioneer Research, Campbell Institute for Research & Technology, the Campbell Soup Company a Full Professor at the Ohio State University, Fellow of the Argonne National Laboratory and a member of the Board of the non-profit, Cleveland Center for Information & Technology (CCIT).
Dr Sharp was a Fulbright Grantee during 1971 and 1973. He received the distinctive honor of having the Rod Sharp Professor of Microbiology, Ohio State University and the William "Rod" Sharp Biotechnology Conference Room, University of São Paulo named for him. He is the recipient of the title Eminent Professor and the Luiz Queiroz Distinguished Service Medal award from the University of São Paulo.
Dr. Sharp was awarded the Distinguished Service Award in recognition for his contributions to the Colleges of Arts and Sciences from The Ohio State University by President Gordon Gee at graduation commencement on December 9, 2007.
Dr. Sharp continues to mentor and advise his former students.
- Curriculum Vitae
- The Ohio State University
- Rutgers University
- Handbook of Plant Cell Culture
- Jeffrey Sharp, Sharp Independent at HarperCollins