Natural Science Advisory Council
John Baust

Fredonia Science Center
221 Science Center
State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
Ph: 716-673-3285

Dr. Holly Lawson
Project Shepherd

Markus Kessler
Director of Facilities Planning

John Kijinski
Dean, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Betty Gossett
Associate Vice President for University Development

David Tiffany
Vice President for University Advancement & Executive Director of the Fredonia College Foundation
John Baust
John Baust


Graduation date from Fredonia: 1965
Major(s) while at Fredonia: Biology
Additional Education PhD, University of Alaska at Fairbanks
Present professional positions
Director: Institute of Biomedical Technology
Lead Professor: Department of Biological Sciences
Professor: Department of Biological Sciences, State University of New York Binghamton, New York 13901
Laboratory Phone:(607) 777-2801
Office Phone:(607) 777-2775
Baust Web Page
Past professional positions
Positions (academic)
1994 - 2003 Adjunct Professor of Neurosurgery
Department of Surgery, Medical College of Pennsylvania
1986 - 87 Professor and Chair, Department of Biological Sciences
State University of New York, (Binghamton)
1984 - 87 B.J. Luyet Distinguished Professor and Director, Institute of Low Temperature Biology, University of Houston
1983 - 84 Professor, Department of Biology, University of Houston
(Associate Professor, 1978; Assistant Professor, 1975)
1981 Visiting Scientist, Universities of Oslo and Trondheim
1980 - 81 Science Leader, National Science Foundation, Antarctic Peninsula region, Palmer Station
1970 - 75 Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, State University of New York (Geneseo)
Professional affiliation(s), e.g. Boards, National Committees, etc.
2007 - 2008 American Urological Association: Member - Best Practice Policy Panel - Cryotherapy for the Treatment of Localized Prostate Cancer
2007 -         Member, Board of Directors, MicroPort Medical (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.
President Commission C1/IIR, Intl. Institute of Refrigeration,
2006 - 2007 Chairman & CSO, BioLife Solutions, Inc.
2002 - 2006 President & CEO, Biolife Solutions Inc.
2002 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Entrepreneurship
2000 - 2007 Vice President Commission C1/IIR, Intl. Institute of Refrigeration
1997 - 2001 Chief Scientific Officer & Senior Vice President BioLife Technologies, Inc.
1996 - 2001 Chief Scientific Officer & Senior Vice President Cryomedical Sciences Inc.
1993 - 1996 Chief Scientific Officer & Vice President, R&D Cryomedical Sciences Inc.
1995 - 96 Executive Committee, Soc. of Urologic Cryosurgeons
1990 - 92 Vice President, Research & Development Cryomedical Sciences, Inc.
1989 -1991 Past-President, Society for Cryobiology
1988 - 90 Chair, Scientific Advisory Board, Queue Systems Inc.
1987 - 89 President, Society for Cryobiology
1986 - 90 Chair, Scientific Advisory Board, LifeCell, Inc., Woodlands, TX.
1983 - 2001, 2003-05 Member, Board of Governors, Society for Cryobiology
1982 - 85 Science Advisor, American Foundation for Biological Research, Rockville, MD
1978 - 82 Vice President, Chair, Scientific Advisory Board, Mariseed, Inc. Houston,TX.
Brief bio
Dr. John G. Baust is Lead Professor at the State University of New York at Binghamton and Director of the Institute of Biomedical Technology. He has also served President and CEO of BioLife Solutions, Inc. and Cryomedical Sciences, Inc. Dr. Baust, received his Ph.D. in Physiology from the Institute of Arctic Biology, University of Alaska and directs multidisciplinary research programs in cryomedicine including areas such as cancer biology, cell/tissue cryopreservation, hypothermic (low temperature) organ preservation, and tissue engineering at both the University and within the biotechnology industry. Dr. Baust is a member of the American Urological Association Best Practices Panel on Cryotherapy of Localized Prostate Cancer, is Editor-in Chief of the journal Cell Preservation Technology, Past President of the international Society for Cryobiology, U.S. Delegate to the International Institute of Refrigeration and Commission President , and has serves on the editorial boards of various journals. He has authored or co-authored more than 500 articles, chapters, patents and abstracts, served on numerous grant review panels and provides extensive consultant services to government and industry. In 2007 he co-edited the CRC text Advances in Biopreservation.

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