Jennifer E. Fox, Ph.D.
Dr. Fox is a molecular and cellular biologist with more than 15 years of laboratory research experience.
Prior to becoming OTRADI's executive director, Dr. Fox was awarded postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Oregon and Northwestern University.
Dr. Fox earned her Ph.D. in molecular and cellular biology from Tulane University, and earned her bachelor’s degree in genetics from the University of Georgia.
Dr. Fox has been awarded multiple grants from the National Institutes of Health and National Science Foundation. She has also written textbook chapters, commentaries and peer-reviewed articles. Dr. Fox also gives lectures at national and international scientific meetings.
Yih-Tai Chen, Ph.D.
Cell Biologist, High-Content Analysis Specialist
Dr. Chen is a cell biologist with more than 20 years of experience in lab research and technology. Before joining OTRADI, Dr. Chen spent 10 years as a scientist specializing in the development and marketing of scientific products.
Dr. Chen earned his bachelor’s degree in zoology from the National Taiwan University and a Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley. He has also conducted postdoctoral research at Stanford University, as well as authored numerous research articles.
David C. Smithson, Ph.D.
Chemical Biologist, High-Throughput Specialist
Dr. Smithson is a chemical biologist with nearly a decade of research and lab experience. Prior to joining OTRADI, Dr. Smithson conducted postdoctoral research at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Dr. Smithson earned his Ph.D. in chemical biology from the University of California and a bachelor’s degree from Linfield College. While a graduate student, Dr. Smithson was awarded a research fellowship from the Department of Homeland Security.
A published author, Dr. Smithson has written research articles, a book chapter and regularly presents at regional and international research conferences.
Joel A. Loveday
Mr. Loveday is a chemist with more than six years of industry experience. He has led project initiatives for several bioscience startups, and is interested in business development and IP asset management.
Mr. Loveday earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Vanderbilt University.
Ms. Thompson is an administrator with years of experience providing associations and businesses with managerial support. Before joining OTRADI, Thompson was an executive assistant at a number of large organizations, including Newsweek magazine and the City Club of San Francisco.