Dr. Brynmor Watkins
Dr. Watkins has 25 years experience in the biotechnology/pharmaceutical industry, including 13 years experience as a senior manager in preclinical contract research organization (CRO) businesses. He has experience across a wide variety of disciplines, including oncology, virology and immunology, as well as a great deal of experience in the areas of animal welfare and regulatory affairs. He has authored numerous scientific papers and a number of patents, as well as helping numerous companies move their projects into clinical trials and/or achieve funding goals, through government grants or through equity markets.
Dr. Josephine Sung
Josephine Sung graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with an S.B. in Biology. After college, she worked as a laboratory manager for a preclinical CRO. She then attended and graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine with an M.D. and received training in internal medicine and pathology. Drawing upon her previous experience at a CRO, she returned to the preclinical sector and joined Pharma Models LLC.
Pharma Models uses a number of expert consultants to enhance their ability to provide best-in-class services to Pharma Models clients.
Michele Cunneen’s career in Lab Animal Medicine started with a part time job in college which led to the realization that a scientist who understood the animal models, animals, and the researchers’ needs could have an impact on the quality of science and the advancement of animal welfare. Michele has spent her 26-year career building animal facilities and animal care programs from the ground up at major academic and biotech companies. In 2003 Michele decided to take her knowledge and help start-ups have all the advantages of an entire animal care group without the overhead. Today, Michele, along with a small group of industry experts, provides these resources to companies of all sizes.
Dr. Michael Hawes DVM, Dipl. ACVP
Dr. Hawes founded Charter Preclinical Services in 2006 in order to provide high quality veterinary pathology consulting services. Prior to founding CPS, Dr. Hawes was a veterinary pathologist first at Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine (his alma mater), then at Primedica Corporation, and finally at Genzyme Corporation. At Genzyme, Dr. Hawes primarily reviewed slide specimens and data for preclinical safety and efficacy studies to support IND filings or BLA commitments.