5 Questions with Thomas “Tommy” Miller, Esq., Senior Counsel and Life Science Lead, Nixon Gwilt Law

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Thomas (“Tommy”) Miller, Esq., is Senior Counsel and Life Science Lead at Nixon Gwilt Law and is licensed in Virginia, Washington, D.C., and Maryland. Tommy has supported innovation and served clients in the healthcare and life science industries for over 10 years.

5 Questions with Lisa Tibbetts, Biomedical/Aerospace Researcher and Disabilities Advocate

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Lisa Tibbetts received a Master’s degree in Biotechnology from Georgetown University’s Department of Microbiology. She did her thesis in Usagi data mapping, pharmacovigilance, and artificial intelligence. She is also a graduate of Columbia University, Northwestern University, and Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology and has worked in oncology, neurology, and most recently, satellite engineering.

5 Questions with Ben Woodard, Business Development Partner, ABIO

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Ben Woodard is a Business Development Partner with ABIO and a recent retiree of the University of Maryland, where he was the Executive Director of the Biotech Research Program (BREP) for over a decade.

5 Questions with Mark Nardone, PMP, Director, Bio-Trac®

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Mark Nardone is Director and Co-Founder of Bio-Trac®, a biotechnology training program that has served the scientific community for over 37 years, providing hands-on training workshops, designed by active researchers for research scientists, that focus on the latest relevant techniques that are necessary for laboratory research.

5 Questions with Ian Sarad, BioProcess Application Engineer, Scientific Bioprocessing

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Ian is an industrial microbiologist and fermentation scientist specializing in process optimization and upstream modification of cell culture parameters for increased yield, viability, and productivity. Experienced with a variety of fermentation technologies, including hollow-fiber bioreactor systems, industrial stirred-tanks, and shake-flasks, Ian is excited to lend his background in cell culture to the SBI team.

5 Questions with Brian Darmody, CEO, Association of University Research Parks

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Brian Darmody is CEO of AURP, a global nonprofit representing research parks and innovation districts sponsored by universities, federal labs, communities, hospitals, and other institutions in the US and 12 other countries.

5 Questions with Stephen M. Jackson, Staff Scientist – Immunology, ABL, Inc.

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Born and raised in gang-infested South Central Los Angeles, I was surrounded by compassionate and risk-taking individuals who recognized and fertilized my love, talent, and academic prowess. Collectively my tribe, for it takes one to raise one, helped provide me with unimaginable opportunities to excel and continue the fight for an abundant life through health, social awareness, and artistic expression. I, a Man who is also Bold and Black, am a product of their courage, compassion, endurance, vision, and love – Stephen M. Jackson, PhD

5 Questions with Neil Sheppard, Immunologist, University of Pennsylvania

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Neil Sheppard is an Immunologist educated in the UK at the Universities of Bristol and Oxford. He has over 18 years’ experience in the fields of vaccines and immunotherapies, including over a dozen years leading drug discovery and development programs in Big Pharma and Biotech.

5 Questions with Kurt Elam, Senior Director, Sales & Marketing for LabOwl

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Kurt Elam joined ACC/Lab Owl in 2017 with 20+ years of specialty biopharmaceutical experience, focused primarily on oncology, infectious disease, and critical care/ICU medicine. He has overseen and managed the successful launch of over 16 new FDA approved products/compounds or new indications, and worked to gain formulary approval in managed care organizations, thereby improving access for patients.

5 Questions with Chad Schneider, PE, MSE, President & Founder of Root3 Labs

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Mr. Schneider is a mechanical design engineer with over 20 years of engineering experience in the design of complex electromechanical prototypes and products. He earned a BS in mechanical engineering with Honors from the University of Maryland, College Park, and a MSE in mechanical engineering from Johns Hopkins University with a focus on haptics and medical robotics. In 2012, he founded Root3 Labs to focus on practical R&D for the medical device and defense industries.