Oleg Shinkazh

CEO & Chairman of the Board

Oleg Shinkazh is a founder of ChromaTan and inventor of “Countercurrent Tangential Chromatography.” He is a chemical and biotechnology engineer with 17 years of experience in R&D and technical support in the biotechnology industry, specializing in downstream processing/purification of human biologics. Oleg has extensive experience with all unit operations in the modern marketplace and has worked and collaborated with such industry leaders as Millipore Corp., Pall Corp., Genentech, Biogen and many others.

Eben Crawford

Associate Director R&D

Eben graduated from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth with an undergraduate degree in Bioengineering and is currently continuing his education working towards a MicroMasters in Data Science through MIT. He worked in fed batch mAb manufacturing for 2 years primarily in Downstream and assisting with activity in Upstream. Eben also has 2 years of experience in Downstream and Viral Clearance process development for mAb purification for over a dozen projects. To increase productivity, he developed a software suite using VBA and MS Excel to collect, filter, and scale data from PD to simulate expected manufacturing conditions to find cost savings and identify bottlenecks. Eben joined ChromaTan in October 2018 and is supporting CCTC process development, integration, and modeling activities.

Brad Olson

Mechanical Engineer II

Brad graduated with his master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Massachusetts Lowell on 2013, after which he began his PhD research in fluid structure interactions for mitigation of vortex induced vibrations. In December of 2018 he started working for ChromaTan while finishing his PhD. He specialties include fluid dynamics, composite materials and mechanical characterization of materials.

Justin Parke

Associate Scientist

Justin has joined the ChromaTan Process Development team in October of 2020. He has an educational background in Biology from Rutgers University. He brings a decade of experience working in an cGMP environment. Having worked for many years as a customer of advanced technologies in highly regulated environments, Justin brings a unique perspective for improving end-user experience to help pave the way for successful market entry and adoption of the CCTC platform.

Craig Pointer

CCTC Dev/Ops Manager

Craig graduated from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry. He continued his education at Lehigh University to earn his master’s degree in Chemistry where his research focus was on photophysical chemistry. Craig has 2 years of experience working in a large-scale manufacturing R&D lab where he has completed projects resulting in over $1M savings in manufacturing costs. Additionally, he has a background of 5+ years of professional research in academia along with several years of teaching and group leading experiences. Craig joined ChromaTan in 2020 and is supporting CCTC process development and continuous integration.

Yvonne Connolly

Operations Manager

Yvonne comes to ChromaTan with a background in Operations, Facilities, HR, and Project Management. Yvonne graduated from Villanova University, with a B.A. in English Education and has worked for several start-up companies over the last 15 years in various operational roles. Yvonne is supporting ChromaTan’s various operational activities that include HR, bookkeeping, inventory management, and government grant relations.

Brandon Beardsley

Operations Associate

Brandon received a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Delaware Valley University and has experience in the laboratory, research and veterinary medicine fields. He joined ChromaTan in February 2021 and is responsible for the inventory of the lab and general operations activities. In addition, he supports laboratory activities by preparing the buffers for the runs, reconstituting and cleaning resins, and general support of the CCTC operations.

Dwayne Kenney II

Associate Scientist

Dwayne graduated from the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia in 2016 with a degree in Health Science and focus in Pharmacology. Joining the ChromaTan team in December 2021, Dwayne brought experience from multiple analytical spaces with cGLP expectations as well as large, industry-scale manufacturing. His knowledge of bioanalytic assays as well as protein purification supports CCTC process development efforts.

Dan Truitt

Software Engineer

Dan brings 5+ years of experience developing controls systems to ChromaTan’s system development team. Leaning on concepts and principles he learned while working on controls solutions for industrial and chemical manufacturing operations, he is introducing new software and hardware design patterns to maximize opportunities to automate tasks which have a significant bearing on the quality and repeatability of our experiments.

Dalice Amoré Carter

Scientist

Dalice Amoré Carter graduated from Delaware State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Forensic Biology and minor in Chemistry. She furthered her education at Stevenson University, earning her Master’s degree in Forensic Chemistry. She joins the team bringing along with her a diverse educational background and 5+ years of cGMP, R&D, QC, and analytical experience to support CCTC process development efforts.

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