bioMONTR Team

 

Daniel McClernon

Founder & Chief Scientific Officer

Daniel McClernonA former GlaxoSmithKline principal scientist with twenty-nine years of successful pharmaceutical industry experience in drug discovery, molecular diagnostics and business development. Daniel has participated in antiviral and anti-infective drug development, including discovery, preclinical, and phases I-IV clinical development programs. Protocol virologist with extensive experience in assay development, drug resistance, clinical trial testing and NeuroAIDS research. He also leads numerous collaborative projects with major diagnostic companies for implementation/execution of molecular-based platforms.

 

Anita McClernon

Founder & Director of Laboratory Services

Anita McClernonA life science professional with over twenty years of experience in molecular diagnostics, forensic science and regulatory affairs. With a background at both the state and national level with accredited testing laboratories, Anita has extensive experience in molecular technology, assay development and clinical assay validation. Also as a regulatory specialist for a leading IVD manufacturer and a major pharmaceutical firm, she participated in all stages of diagnostic assay development (from early phase to post-marketing surveillance). She has proven expertise in developing regulatory strategies and preparation of regulatory submissions. Her current work involves applying molecular technologies to clinical applications pursuant to global healthcare initiatives such as sample transport, viral load determination and sequencing

 

Susan Fiscus

Laboratory Director

Dr. Susan FiscusDr. Fiscus received a B.S. from Bates College, M.A. from Duke University, and Ph.D. from Colorado State University. Before her retirement in 2014, she was Professor of Microbiology & Immunology and of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Director of the UNC Clinical Retrovirology Laboratory, and Associate Director of the UNC Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) Virology Core Laboratory. From 2006-2013 she was the Central Laboratory Principal Investigator for the International Maternal Pediatric Adolescent AIDS Clinical Trials (IMPAACT) Network. She also served as a member of NIH's Division of AIDS VQA Quality Assurance Committee, the Adolescent Trials Network DSMB, and as Protocol Virologist for P1077 - Promoting Maternal-Infant Survival Everywhere (PROMISE). Her research at UNC focused on optimizing methods for the prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV and studying the effects of antiretrovirals and co-infections on the pathogenesis of HIV in compartments by measuring HIV in genital secretions, CSF, saliva, and breast milk. In addition, she evaluated novel methods to diagnose acute HIV infection, early infant diagnostics, and simpler, less expensive ways to monitor response to antiretrovirals in resource limited settings.