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6645 Scattergood Ln #26 Windsor, WI 53589
email@example.com || (608) 622-2789 || linkedin.com/in/brendan-
Biotechnology Manager & Research Scientist
I bring 14 years’ experience in biomolecular discovery, genomics, and
protein purification to help growing organizations build new capacities
for growth. My highly-specialized technical skills provide a breadth and
depth to drive projects from lead generation to revenue, and
coordinate and lead multidisciplinary, biotechnology teams.
Project Design & Management
Sales & Business Development
Genomics & Protein
Next Generation Sequencing
Building New Research
Leading & Building Teams
Manager (April 2016-Present) and Research Scientist (Aug. 2013-April 2015)
Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) Services at Lucigen Corporation in Middleton WI
Lucigen is a growing biotechnology company building high-quality molecular biology
research tools and providing products and services to support next generation
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I manage the NGS Services business unit where I supervise one Services Scientist and
oversee operations, including: directing sales, leading project design, determining cost
of goods (COG), gathering customer voice, and participating in client-facing website
design and content.
Manage 3-6 projects monthly and participate in all NGS project generation and
Generate up to 20 new monthly sales leads, and design custom projects, price
services, and issue quotes for prospective leads.
Attend up to four annual regional scientific meetings and tradeshows to gather
customer feedback and engage new sales leads in a dynamic, active market.
Forecast new services and provide customer performance data for the Executive
Write and design web marketing content to engage prospective NGS clients.
Key NGS Services Manager Accomplishments
Redesigned and modernized NGS Services in 2015 and launched 10 new
expanded services in June 2015 to open new markets.
Key NGS Services Manager Accomplishments, continued
Closed $192,000 of revenue in Fiscal Year 2015 through 10 newly-launched
NGS Services with expectations to exceed revenue by 30 percent in 2016.
Implemented a new, customer-focused consultation process that resulted
in new business and an expanded client base.
ioGenetics LLC in Madison, WI (Sept. 2006-Aug. 2013)
This Madison-based start-up is developing novel, first anti-infectives to treat difficult
public health infections such as MRSA using a targeted delivery system and technology
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I built two new research areas in protein purification and bacteriology, and provided
tools to identify and progress lead candidates for development.
Installed and operated systems for protein purification including tangential flow
filtration and the AKTA platform.
Developed Standard Operating Procedures for purification techniques on ion
exchange (Sephadex & Sephacryl), cation & anion exchange, Protein A & G, and
Outfitted and commenced operation of BSL2 bacteriology lab for testing
antimicrobial compounds against MRSA, Streptococcus sp., Listeria sp.,
Clostridium sp., among others.
Developed custom assays for bacteriological testing based on CLSI standard
microbroth dilution and used them to test hundreds of lead candidates.
eMetagen Corporation in Madison, WI (July 2004-Aug. 2006)
This start-up produced pharmaceuticals from soil microorganisms for antibiotic
I outfitted a laboratory and launched all operations during eMetagen’s start-up phase.
Constructed both fosmid and BAC libraries and screened them for antimicrobial
activity against four surrogate organisms: Francisella tularensis, Bacillus anthracis
Stearne, Staphylococcus aureus BAA-44, and Brucella neotomae.
Began preliminary chemical characterizations of the putative lead compounds.
SelectPublications & Abstracts
Brumm PJ, Monsma S, Keough B, Jasinovica S, Ferguson E, Schoenfeld T, et al.
(2015) Complete Genome Sequence of Thermus aquaticus Y51MC23. PLoS ONE
10(10): e0138674. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0138674
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Keough, B.P., T.M. Schmidt, and R.E. Hicks. 2003. Archaeal nucleic acids in
picoplankton from great lakes on three continents. Microb Ecol 46:238-248.
SelectPublications & Abstracts, continued
Graber, J.R., K.S. Kim, B.P. Keough, and J.A. Breznak. 2003. Further physiological
and genomic characteristics of termite hindgut spirochetes. Abstract for American
Society for Microbiology 103rd General Meeting, May 18-22, 2003, Washington,
M.Sc., Biology, 2002, University of Minnesota–Duluth
B.Sc., 1996, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Marquette University