Dr. Suzanne Kennedy is Director of Corporate Development for Bio-Path Holdings, Inc., an oncology focused pharmaceutical company based in Houston, TX. She has over 15 years of combined R&D, marketing, and business development experience in the life science industry. Her previous experience at QIAGEN and Thermo Fisher (formerly Invitrogen) in global marketing led to her position as Director of Research and Development for MO BIO Laboratories from 2008 until 2013. In this role she led the development and launch of over 30 products and co-developed the intellectual property leading to two patents as well as established numerous academic and business collaborations for corporate business development worldwide. She received her Ph.D. from Virginia Commonwealth University in microbiology and immunology in 1997.
Suzanne is co-editor of the Caister Academic Press book "PCR Troubleshooting and Optimization: The Essential Guide" and a contributor to the BitesizeBio 2012 e-book "10 Things Every Molecular Biologist Should Know” as well as author of numerous blog articles for MO BIO Labs and BitesizeBio.
Mariah Wood, Sean M. Gibbons, Simon Lax, Tifani W. Eshoo-Anton, Sarah M. Owens, Suzanne Kennedy, Jack A. Gilbert and Jarrad T. Hampton-Marcell. (2015). Athletic equipment microbiota are shaped by interactions with human skin. Microbiome 3:25 DOI: 10.1186/s40168-015-0088-3
Rubin BER, Gibbons SM, Kennedy S, Hampton-Marcell J, Owens S, Gilbert JA (2013) Investigating the Impact of Storage Conditions on Microbial Community Composition in Soil Samples. PLoS ONE 8(7): e70460. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0070460
Winston ME, Hampton-Marcell J, Zarraonaindia I, Owens SM, Moreau CS, Gilbert, JA, Hartsel, J, Kennedy, SJ, and Gibbons, SM. (2014) Understanding Cultivar-Specificity and Soil Determinants of the Cannabis Microbiome. PLoS ONE 9(6): e99641 doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0099641.
Adriana Giongo, Jocelyne Favet, Ales Lapanje, Kelsey A. Gano, Suzanne Kennedy, Austin G. Davis-Richardson, Christopher Brown, Andreas Beck, William G. Farmerie et. al. (2013). Microbial hitchhikers on intercontinental dust: high-throughput sequencing to catalogue microbes in small sand samples. ,