Associate Vice President and Center Executive Officer
University of Idaho – Northern Idaho
Charles Buck serves as the chief administrator and spokesperson for the University of Idaho in northern Idaho. He is responsible for programs at UI Coeur d’Alene, UI Sandpoint and the UI Research Park business incubator facility in Post Falls. His efforts for the university in northern Idaho are focused on creating awareness and increasing enrollment for academic programs, in addition to a commitment to community and economic development.
Dr. Buck grew up in southern Idaho and graduated from the College of Idaho before receiving his doctorate in molecular neurobiology from the Cornell University Graduate School of Medical Sciences in New York City. He has research expertise in cancer, metabolic diseases and neurobiology. In addition to managing academic research, Dr. Buck started and led a startup biotech company in Austria for five years. His experience includes technology development and project management in biomedical engineering, nanotechnology, biofuels and personalized medicine.