Senior Scientist Product Support
Ortho Clinical Diagnostics is a global leader of in vitro diagnostics serving the global clinical laboratory and immunohematology communities. Across hospitals, hospital networks, blood banks, and labs in more than 120 countries, Ortho's high-quality products and services enable health care professionals to make better-informed treatment decisions. For the immunohematology community, Ortho's blood typing products help ensure every patient receives blood that is safe, the right type and the right unit. Ortho brings sophisticated testing technologies, automation, information management and interpretation tools to clinical laboratories around the world to help them run more efficiently and effectively and improve patient care. Ortho's purpose is to improve and save lives with diagnostics, and it does that by reimagining what's possible. This is what has defined Ortho for more than 75 years, and it's what drives Ortho forward.
I have been involved in the healthcare industry by providing affordable test devices for infectious diseases in low-and middle income countries. I graduated with a Ph.D. degree in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Houston in 2016. During my Ph.D. program, I focused mainly on developing Point-of-Care diagnostics, including a variety immunoassays and molecular diagnostics for the detection of clinical biomarkers. Afterward, I worked for the Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University as a postdoctoral associate. My postdoctoral research has focused on developing a field-portable lateral flow immunoassay to detect Malaria for an epidemiological study in Ecuador. I also led team projects of personalization of nutritional status in the context of vitamin D status and immune function, and on-site interferon-gamma release assay for latent tuberculosis infection in resource-limited settings. My professional career has continued by contributing and commercializing in vitro diagnostics for testing infectious diseases in the biotechnology industry. Currently, I am leading several projects to develop Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) rapid antibody test kit, and HIV rapid test with all-in-one platform. In my current position, my main responsibilities include generating and maintaining design control documents, preparing technical reports, SOPs and technical summaries for weekly R&D presentations, and supervising junior staff members with research design, comprehensive training, and progress reviews. My future goals depend on following. (1) To fight infectious diseases by developing affordable and accurate healthcare products. (2) To improve the global healthcare system by providing tangible solutions. (3) To achieve a leadership role in a medical device industry.