I am a Biotechnology professional with over 20 years of industry experience. My career foundation has been developed at companies such as Boehringer Mannheim (now Roche), Alpharma, and Amgen (formerly Immunex) and at such renowned organizations as Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (home to three Nobel Laureates) and Seattle BioMed. Currently I am the Laboratory Supervisor for Dr. Jon Doridck, PhD., Howard P Isermann Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and, the Special Assistant to the President for Strategic Resource Initiatives and former Vice President for Research at Rensselaer the oldest technological research university in the country.
My positions have focused on research and development of human, and animal vaccines, cell therapies and other biologics such as TIL from human melanomas. I worked for Dr. Shelly Heimfeld (in Process Development at Fred Hutchinson CRC) who is the current Scientific Director of Cellular Therapy for the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. My specialties include: Cell culture ( mammalian, plant, insect ), Assay Development, Protein Purification, Process Development, Laboratory Management, Project Management ,Database development and Website Management. With additional experience in regulatory compliance as well as training of staff and graduate students.
BSc in Biotechnology, Rochester Institute of Technology , Rochester, NY 1991