Dr. Kilty is a Biotech Entrepreneur retired from executive functions ; managing a biotech investment portfolio and involved with two Angel Investment groups in Ireland. Dr. Kilty holds a PhD in Zoology/Biochemistry from University College Dublin. He carried out post doctoral research in protein chemistry and immunology at the University of Texas, Austin and UCD. In 1986 he was Director of R&D at Baxter Diagnostics, Europe, and in 1990 returned to Ireland to set up Biotrin Ltd., an infectious disease diagnostics company. When this was sold to Diasorin in 2008 he set up Argutus Diagnostics Ltd , a Biomarkers company which he sold to AIM listed EKF Diagnostics Ltd. He is Chairman of Connexicon Medical Ltd. and was Chairman of the Irish Bioindustry Association and a board member of NOVA UCD 2005-2007.
He was voted one of the top 100 influential Ireland-US business leaders by ‘Business and Finance’ in 2007 and 2008 and was awarded the U.S.-Ireland Biolink award for contribution to Irish Life Sciences in 2007. He is a former board member of the Irish Cancer Society where he also Chaired the Research Committee . He was awarded an Honorary D.Sc from UCD in 2011. He is currently Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine and Medicinal Chemistry at UCD.