Grant Belgard, PhD

Dr. Grant Belgard ('04) is CEO of The Bioinformatics CRO, a globally distributed computational biology contract research organization and consultancy.
A native of Baton Rouge and 2004 graduate of LSMSA, Grant quadruple majored in science subjects at Rice University. Following an internship at the FBI Laboratory, Grant earned a PhD from the University of Oxford as a Marshall Scholar, with joint training at the National Institutes of Health outside Washington, DC. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship at UCLA, followed by a research post at the University of Oxford and a senior scientist position at a San Francisco Bay Area biotech startup. He is an executive MBA student at the Smartly School of Business. Grant works remotely while his wife, Angel, is moved around by the Air Force as an active duty pediatrician. They live near Destin, Florida with their two year old son.

Grant has served as a director of the Rotary Club of Beavercreek, Ohio and the Mid-Bay Rotary Club in Niceville, Florida, where he currently serves as the Foundation Chair and serves on his class giving committee for the Rice Annual Fund. He has participated in LSMSA's Connections Weekend and mentored a Distinction student.  

At LSMSA, he was able to do many independent study classes, but “the social aspect was invaluable.” He wants to do more for the school and would like  LSMSA to take advantage of new technologies to better leverage its extensive alumni network.