Stewart earned a Bachelor of Arts from Rutgers University-Camden’s College of Arts and Sciences in 1981 and a Master of Science from the Graduate School at Rutgers-Camden in 1987. He was first appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2006.
Stewart, now retired, is a highly respected biotech industry entrepreneur and scientist. He was a founder or co-founder of several biotechnology companies, including Paradigm Genetics (now Cogenics Icoria Inc.) and Immunovation. These companies spanned functional genomics, proteomics and metabolomics into drug development.
He began his biotech career at the pharmaceutical company Novartis and has helped advance technology at Metabolon, both in Research Triangle Park, N.C. During his career, Stewart has also worked with the American Red Cross and the United Nations.
A Trustee Governor, Stewart’s term runs through 2021. He also serves on the Rutgers-Camden Board of Directors and is a member of the Rutgers-Camden Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Leadership Council.
A former resident of Medford, N.J., Stewart lives in New Hill, N.C.
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Rutgers-New Brunswick is also a member of the Big Ten Conference and its academic counterpart, the Committee on Institutional Cooperation – a consortium of 15 world-class research universities.