I am an entrepreneurial-minded life science professional passionate about helping people and companies define their vision and achieve their goals. With this passion comes a wide aperture for interests, but I get particularly excited about emerging companies, venture capital, and oncology.
Since early 2014 I have been refining my craft at Rho, a contract research organization that specializes in clinical product development. Prior to Rho, I spent several years in the East Coast biotech mecca of Boston/Cambridge working in both big pharma (oncology companion diagnostics at Novartis) and biotech (clinical development at Boston Biomedical Inc) after a brief postdoc at Tufts University (MORI, to be specific).
I earned a PhD in cellular and molecular biology from the University of Michigan (Go Blue!) with a dissertation focused on the molecular drivers of breast cancer metastasis and cell motility. I performed my undergraduate work–and met my wife–at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, where I studied the molecular underpinnings of blue crab molting (true “cancer” research).
I currently live in Apex, NC with my wife and daughter. I enjoy running, breaking the boundaries of (and discovering the limits to) my skills as a handyman, and am aiming to start playing ice hockey again after an embarrassingly long hiatus.