About Us

Blending your drug discovery needs with our scientific expertise to deliver timely pre-clinical research excellence.

Who We Are

pre-clinical CROPharma Models is a pre-clinical contract research organization based in eastern Massachusetts conveniently close to the Boston and Worcester metro areas.

We specialize in animal models of human diseases in the areas of cancer research, inflammatory diseases, obesity and diabetes.  Every study we perform is a custom designed study, tailored specifically for the intended client and designed to meet specific needs. Let us design a study for you today.

Pharma Models is owned entirely by the scientists that work here and is committed to providing quality services to the pharmaceutical industry at eminently affordable prices.


How Soon Can We Start?

We endeavor to start every study within 1 week, subject to the availability of test article and animals.

How much test article do you need?

This is completely dependent on the study design, but we will be happy to calculate the total amount of any compound required for any given study design.

How do we get started?

Complete the contact us form, and we’ll get back to you ASAP

Meet The Team

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.

Animal Care:

Michele Cunneen
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.

Veterinary Pathology:

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.

Contact Us


Contact us to learn how we can help with your drug discovery needs.