Terry Russell, PhD

Managing Director
Interface Ventures

Terry Russell, PhD, is the Managing Director of Interface Ventures, a new venture development company specializing in the high technology, advanced manufacturing and healthcare industries. Previously, Terry was the CEO of Makoto Life Sciences, Inc., a biotechnology discovery and services company that he co-founded with scientists from Harvard University and the Harvard Medical School. Makoto provided target identification solutions to global pharmaceutical companies.

Terry is an active contributor to the Boston/Cambridge startup community where he speaks on entrepreneurship, acts as a judge for business plan competitions, and is a mentor to entrepreneurs.

Prior to his entrepreneurial efforts, he conducted research at Harvard University and Boston University on a range of topics, from detectors for biological warfare agents to genetically engineered proteins used in anti-counterfeiting applications. He holds Bachelors

Degrees in Mathematics and Physics, as well as an MA and a PhD in Physics, all from Boston University.