Dr. Evan Skowronski is the Chief Scientific Officer at TMG Biosciences, assisting clients to execute biosurveillance and microbial detection/characterization programs and providing subject matter expertise on biotechnology instrumentation. He has extensive experience in environmental microbiology (serving on the Editorial Board of Applied Environmental Microbiology), microbial forensics/detection, and assay development from genomics-based target selection to formal validation.
He was the Division Chief of Biosciences at the Edgewood Chemical Biological Center, overseeing a staff of 100 scientists with a $40M budget, and participated in the the USDA National Steering Committee for Colony Collapse Disorder, the National Research Council Microbial Forensics Working Group, and the National Interagency Genome Sequence Coordinating Committee.
Earlier positions include Senior Biological Scientist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, where he served as the Sequencing Manager of the DOE genomics laboratory and later as assay development lead. He deployed to the National Capitol Region in response to the 2001 Anthrax event, and was co-winner of the R&D100 Award for the development of the deployable surveillance laboratory. He also was a member of the 2003-4 USDA Newcastle Disease Task Force that performed surveillance in support of the eradication effort for CA, NV, and TX.
Dr. Skowronski has a B.S in Chemistry from Duke University (1990) and a Ph.D. in Molecular/Microbiology from Loma Linda University (1995).
Mrs. Laura Skowronski has over fifteen years of business operations experience, including personnel management, facilities, human resources, and project management. Past positions include
– Assistant Director of Operations for a document and records storage company, managing the vital records department and vault operations
– Office Manager at a biotech instrumentation company where she supervised the administrative staff, provided human resources support, and managed vendor and contractor relationships on a 140,000 ft2 laboratory build-out and relocation
– Supervisor of Inventory and Relocation Operations, generating approximately $120 million dollars in real estate sales per year, managing sensitive government contracts in the DC capitol region, developing and providing agent educational materials, and responsibility for property improvement and maintenance