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Work experience

Jan 2010Dec 2011

Consultant R&D, Project Manager

Certi5 Inc.

Certi5.info:

Consultant, Head of R&D.

Initial tasks spanned the creation of a business plan around an idea and prototype concept of miRNA profiles for the Diagnostics and therapeutics of Cancers, and infectious diseases.

Planned resource allocation, budget development, and strategic planning for the hiring of a team to approach this problem

Negotiated vendor contracts, small laboratory space, and strategic alliances with local universities and researchers.

Designed and assembled a small laboratory for the analysis of miRNA in a high through put manner and with available cell based assays. 

Planned and developed the bioinformatic infrastructure for scaling of the project, and analysis of larger and larger data sets.

Helped coordinate information flow and goal development between the different groups involved in business development, funding, marketing, and R&D.

produced progressive milestones, trained technicians and employees on best laboratory practices, and Installed a LIMS system.

Promoted an interdisciplinary approach between management and staff to help accomplish product development and informed decision among the different parties

Education

Aug 2002Jan 2010

PhD

University of Pittsburgh