Kenneth J. Piller

Adjunct research associate professor of biology, president and co-founder, University of North Carolina at Charlotte and SoyMeds Inc.

Kenneth Piller received his PhD in plant molecular biology from the University of Illinois-Chicago and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in parasitology at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Before relocating to Charlotte, NC, in 2001, he worked at Monsanto for four years, serving as team leader for projects in the biotech pipeline. After joining the Department of Biology at UNC-Charlotte as a Research Associate Professor, Piller co-founded SoyMeds, Inc. with Ken Bost. The focus of Piller’s research is the development of soybean as a platform for the production of therapeutic proteins that can be used to diagnose, prevent, treat, and potentially cure a variety of diseases. Email: Web: