Julie brings over 18 years of biochemistry and cell biology research experience acquired in both academic and industrial laboratories. Following her initial relocation to the US, Julie worked as a postdoctoral research associate at The Rutgers AgBiotech Center, where she remained for 4 years as Associate Professor. She then pursued private-sector opportunities while at the Tory Mesa Research Institute, San Diego, CA, and with Sanofi-Aventis, Bridgewater, NJ working in the areas of therapeutic protein engineering, recombinant protein production, and cell line development.
Prior to joining FlowMetric Diagnostics, Julie was appointed Chief Scientific Officer/Vice President of Cellexus Biosystems, Inc., where she was responsible for launching innovative single-use bioreactor systems for bio-therapeutic production in North America. More recently, Julie has worked in partnership with several life science companies in the greater Philadelphia area in the development of medical devices, assays and diagnostic tools, and co-authored numerous publications and patents in these areas.
Educated in the UK, Julie holds a PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Southampton and degrees with honors in Medicinal Biochemistry and Genetics from the University of Nottingham.