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Thursday, February 14, 2013

CISSM Forum | "Ensuring the Safety of the Biotech Industry" | Rocco Casagrande

Description:
Rocco Casagrande is a founder and current managing director of Gryphon Scientific, a specialized, small business consulting practice comprised of life scientists and health researchers who apply rigorous scientific analysis to problems of global health and homeland security. He holds a BA in chemistry and biology from Cornell University and a PhD in experimental biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. From December 2002 to March 2003, Rocco worked as a United Nations biological weapons inspector in Iraq, where he participated in more than 50 inspections and acted as the chief of the U.N. biological analysis laboratory. In a prior post, Rocco led a team of biologists and engineers at Surface Logix, a Boston-based biotechnology firm, to develop and test real-time detectors for biological agents. In his most recent position, he led the homeland security practice at Abt Associates, one of the nations largest public policy research and consulting firms. {Will appear in FYI on Feb 14, 2013
Start Time:
12:15 PM
End Time:
1:30 PM
Room:
1203
Common Location Name:
Van Munching
Web Address:
http://cissm.umd.edu/
Other Contact Information:
Jonas Elliott Siegel +1 301 405 4020 jsiegel@umd.edu cissm.umd.edu


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