Bill Courtney is Director of Research Development and Administration – Arts & Sciences; and Director, Grants Administration Integrated Network (GAIN). Bill has his BS in Chemistry from the University of Missouri. In 1996, Bill joined the staff of the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology as a bench chemist under Dr. Mike Welch. In 2000, he moved to the McDonnell Genome Institute where he spent 9 years as a bench chemist, lab supervisor, and project manager. 2009 brought a change of scenery for Bill as he left the University to open a small restaurant in the Delmar Loop. Feeling the urge to return to the area of medical research, Bill returned to Washington University in 2015, this time, using both his lab and business experience in research administration. Outside of work, Bill enjoys playing the violin professionally and spending as much time as possible with his wife as a volunteer at the St. Louis Zoo and the Endangered Wolf Center.