Steve is a wet bench experimental scientist with three years of pharmaceutical drug product development experience and doctoral research pertaining to immune cell biophysics.
His pharmaceutical experience includes vaccine manufacturing development at Wyeth, preclinical long-acting parenteral formulation development at Merck, long-acting parenteral GMP manufacturing and IND filing at Gilead, and cell therapy preclinical development at Senti Biosciences.
As a recipient of the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, Steve completed his PhD at the University of Pennsylvania in the laboratory of Daniel A. Hammer, PhD in 2015. His doctoral research focused on the mechanical interactions of human immune cells with their adhesive environments, relevant to assay development and early stage target discovery work.
In 2009 he completed his B.S. in Bioengineering at Lehigh University where he conducted independent research on microneedle penetration mechanics and the modeling of ssDNA stretching by AFM.
PhD, Bioengineering, University of Pennsylvania, 2015
BS, Bioengineering, Lehigh University, 2009
EIT, PA State Board of Professional Engineers, 2009, License ET012891
Updated 21 June 2019