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We’ve gathered top scientists, researchers and educators from all over the world to shape and guide the next generation of successful biotech leaders. Each member of our faculty holds a Ph.D. and, collectively they have nearly 100 years of industry experience.

Our dedication to hiring only the finest people also extends to BRITE’s support staff. Our postdoctoral fellows are committed to assisting faculty with research while preparing for their own careers. BRITE’s industry relations, marketing, and recruitment staff are essential in the development of critical partnerships and assisting students in planning their career paths. Our administrative staff is key to maintaining BRITE’s highly organized and efficient workplace.


Research Support Staff

  • Audrey Adcock - Senior Scientist
  • Srinivasa Dandepally, Ph.D. – Postdoctoral Fellow
  • Nailya Gilyazova – Senior Scientist
  • Chiu Yueh Hung – Laboratory Technician
  • David Lamson – Senior Scientist
  • Ginger Smith – Senior Scientist
  • Brent Caligan - Automation Specialist
  • Rob Onyenwoke - Research Assistant Professor
  • Quinping He - Research Scientist
  • Catherine Wooten - Research Scientist
  • Syed Ahmad - Research Assistant Professor

Industry Relations, Marketing & Recruitment and Academic Affairs

  • Linda Love – Manager
  • Natacha Janvier-Derilus – Academic Advisor/Recruiter
  • Anthony Ervin – Academic Advisor/Recruiter

Administrative Staff

  • Stephanie Cooper - Administrative Support Specialist
  • Wallace M. Cooper - Business Officer
  • Lemile "Vince" Chandler - Business Service Coordinator
  • Kai Ding - Research Operations Manager
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