Christine Copple, Ph.D.


Dr. Christine Copple is currently President & CEO of Starise Ventures, Inc., providing a team-based approach to entrepreneurs and investors designed to mitigate the intrinsic execution risks of translating biomedical discoveries from the bench to the bedside. Previously she was President & CEO of ASM Resources Inc., the venture arm of the American Society for Microbiology where she built their diversified investment portfolio and created a model for a ‘single bottom line’ fund wit​h a ‘double bottom line’ impact for philanthropic venture.  Chris joined ASMR after spending six years as Chief Operating Officer at Neuralstem, Inc. developing neural stem cell products for neurodegenerative diseases. 

With more than 25 years of experience in senior management positions at biotechnology growth companies, Dr. Copple is seasoned in public offerings, private/venture investments, joint ventures, licensing and partnering, product development, regulatory affairs, legislative affairs, and facilities design/buildout.