Ron Mccullough, Phd
Diagnostic Expert | Instructor
Pharmaceutical and Clinical Diagnostic
United States of America
Dr. McCullough has been an innovator in the pharmaceutical and clinical diagnostic industry for over 15 years. His experience spans the spectrum of the industry from initial ideation and proof of concept work, through commercial launch and regulatory approval, and finally operational optimization, technology licensing, and product life-cycle management. Dr. McCullough received BS degrees in Chemistry and Biochemistry from the University of Arizona where his focus was on analytical testing and methodologies. His Doctorate was received in Molecular and Cellular Biology and Biochemistry at Boston University working in the Center for Advanced Biotechnology. His focus was on development of novel genomic molecular based assays for research and therapeutic applications, including collaborations with MIT, Harvard Medical School, the Broad Institute, Boston Medical School, University of Pennsylvania State, and the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Recognizing the need to incorporate the business aspects into the increasingly commercial biotechnology industry, he received his MBA from the University of San Diego with a focus in new venture and leadership management, which included international work in Europe and North Africa. Most notable is his extensive work on the disruptive technology behind the laboratory developed test for non-invasive prenatal diagnostic testing (NIPT) which has been featured on The Today Show, in the New York Times and Wall Street Journal. His role in bringing this technology to market included greenfield build-up of CLIA, CAP and New York State approved laboratories on both coasts with creation of supporting operational, quality, analytical, and technical business units. This success was repeated internationally leading to a global technology distribution. Currently he is focused on leveraging his diverse industry knowledge to identify potential innovations across the biotechnology industry and support them with best practices and strategic planning.
Chemistry and Biochemistry