Leadership

Clark W. Smith, Ph. D.
Clark W. Smith, Ph. D.
Chairman of the Board / CEO / Co-founder

Clark W. Smith, Ph.D., co-founded Proteos in 2003 after retiring from Pharmacia as Senior Director of Global Research Site Operations. Dr. Smith is one of the founding officers of the American Peptide Society and has more than 85 publications in the field. Before his career in the pharmaceutical industry, he was a faculty member of the University of Illinois Medical School. Following service in Viet Nam he earned his Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the University of Arizona and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Cornell University under the mentorship of Nobel Laureate, Vincent du Vigneaud.

Mary Shuck
Mary Shuck
President

Mary Shuck joined Proteos in 2009.  Prior to her promotion to President in 2018, Mary was a scientist and Director of the protein expression group.  Prior to joining Proteos, Mary spent 20 years working in Discovery Research for Pfizer and legacy companies, Pharmacia, and Upjohn, where she focused on identification and pharmacological characterization of G-protein coupled receptors, ion channels, efflux transporters, enzymes and second messengers for programs in Neurobiology, Inflammation, Cardiovascular Diseases, and Osteoporosis.  She earned special recognition awards for her pioneering work on the establishment of stable cell lines expressing G-protein coupled receptors (GPCRs) and ion channels and for the development of a novel cell based-efflux assay to assess the activity of the breast cancer resistance protein (BCRP). Early in her career, Mary worked at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, TN in the Departments of Virology and Molecular Biology., studying immunoglobulin heavy chain gene rearrangements in patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL).    She holds a BS in Biology, cum laude from Bethel University in McKenzie, TN.


Email Mary Shuck
Phone: 269-372-3486

Lindsey Gottler, Ph. D.
Lindsey Gottler, Ph. D.
Chief Scientific Officer

Lindsey Gottler, Ph.D. joined Proteos in 2008.  Prior to her promotion to CSO in 2018, Lindsey was a scientist and later Director of the protein purification group. Prior to joining Proteos, Dr. Gottler completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Michigan in Biophysical Chemistry where she performed biophysical characterization of amyloidogenic peptides including amyloid beta and SEVI peptide. Lindsey received her Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Michigan.  Her studies included design of recombinant protein constructs for assembling non-natural, high order protein structures and study of synthetic peptides, both de novo designed and naturally occurring antimicrobial peptides, to evaluate the effects of non-natural, fluorous amino acids on protein stability, structure and function.    


Email Lindsey Gottler
Phone: 269-544-3005

Holly Kehoe
Holly Kehoe
Controller

Holly has managed the finances for Proteos since 2007, and has over 20 years of financial accounting and tax experience.  Prior to joining Proteos, she held positions of increasing management responsibilities with several small businesses in the West Michigan area.  She is a graduate of Western Michigan University with a bachelor of business administration degree in accounting and management (Magna Cum Laude).  Holly is also an active volunteer in community activities.


Email Holly Kehoe
Phone: 269-372-8717