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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

  • Ceilessia Clement, Ph.D. – Postdoctoral Fellow
  • Srinivasa Dandepally, Ph.D. – Postdoctoral Fellow
  • Jerry Ebalunode, Ph.D. – Postdoctoral Fellow
  • Tiffany Graves, Ph.D. – Postdoctoral Fellow
  • Nailya Gilyazova – Senior Scientist
  • Chiu Yueh Hung – Laboratory Technician
  • Mark Hughes – Senior Scientist
  • David Lamson – Senior Scientist
  • Ginger Smith – Senior Scientist

Industry Relations, Marketing & Recruitment and Academic Affairs

  • Linda Love – Manager
  • Natacha Janvier-Derilus – Recruiter/Advisor
  • Mark Longley, Ph. D. – Recruiter/Advisor
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