Board of Directors

Biographies for DNAS Directors:

Joseph A. Johnson

Joseph Johnson is currently Vice President of Business Development for DNA Software, Inc, a position he has held since August 2010. Mr. Johnson has a proven track record in biotechnology which includes sales awards and management of a team of international distributors. Before joining DNA Software, Mr. Johnson worked in various sales functions at Neogen Corporation and Kelly Scientific.
Mr. Johnson holds a BS and MA from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

John SantaLucia, Ph.D.

A world-renowned expert in nucleic acid hybridization, Dr. John SantaLucia co-founded DNA Software in 2000 and began his tenure as CEO and President in August, 2010. Dr. SantaLucia provides the vision and leadership for the company’s technologies and marketplace opportunities. His education includes a BS in Chemistry; Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY, a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry; University of Rochester, Rochester, NY and his post-doctoral work was in Biophysical Chemistry; University of California, Berkeley.

John Carter

John Carter, serves as Board Chairman while also chairing other non profit boards. Mr. Carter has been a very active investor and “champion of” DNA Software since 2013. His career began at Grumman Aerospace developing manufacturing computer systems for the Apollo Program (Lunar Module); followed by several years developing manufacturing computer systems for Federal-Mogul; followed by 15 years with Henry Ford Health System developing medical research computer systems for Cardiothoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiology and Oncology. He brings to DNA Software years of investment experience with small business start-ups. Mr. Carter holds a BS in Industrial Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.