Executive Vice-President, Discovery and Analytical Sciences
PhD in Microbial Biochemistry, Rutgers University. Twenty-two years' experience in biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry, five years with the Department of Energy as Head, Center for Environmental Biotechnology, 10 years as President, University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute. Currently, EVP, Discovery and Analytical Sciences, RTI International. Fellow: AAAS; SIM. Recipient of awards: ASM Porter Award, ASM Academy; WVU Distinguished Alumni; Nath Lecturer; Maryland Top 100 Women (3 times); 50 Influential Marylanders (twice). Member: Research Advisory Board, F1000; FDC International Advisory Board. Interests: microbial physiology, natural products, biodefence.