S.A. is a research biochemist and group leader with twenty years of experience in pharma and biotech, ten of it at the Director level. His experience spans Research and Preclinical Development, with a focus on protein expression and purification and associated analytical development. He has most recently been consulting in Analytical Development. Prior to that, he was at a biotech startup supporting protein and polymer R&D and leading a small group at Director Level. He spent ten years at a big pharma supporting protein therapeutic and vaccine research and supervising a group of eight. Previous positions included leading a group of three at an immunology startup and a group of five at an immunology-oncology company. Adept at managing projects and small groups of Ph.D. and non-Ph.D. scientists, he has overseen contract research and development and run laboratories. He is skilled in protein, polymer, and small-molecule chromatography, as well as bacterial and mammalian expression systems. He is skilled at biochemical, biophysical, and cell-based assay techniques and associated data analysis. He holds a Ph.D. in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry from Yale University and a B.S. in Biochemistry from Michigan State University.