Francie Barron, Ph.D.
Vice President of Biology and Regulatory Affairs, Nanomedical Diagnostics
Francie, the senior biological and medical sciences expert at Nanomedical Diagnostics, has been molding the company’s success for more than two years, working with teams to develop innovative new products that enable cutting-edge life science research, drug discovery and portable diagnostic and health-monitoring platforms. Her goal is to help healthcare providers make clinical decisions in a timely fashion so clinical outcomes improve. “This looks like creating point-of-care testing that can diagnose infectious disease earlier and track how the body metabolizes drugs to give real-time information to the healthcare provider,” says Francie, who completed her postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University School of Medicine, performing research using induced pluripotent stem cells. Francie also works closely with local high school science educators to expose kids to STEM careers, and has helped create a robust internship program with college students. When she’s not in the office, she’s often in the water: “I’m an active scuba diver, and the deepest dive I ever did was a wreck dive at Australia’s Great Barrier Reef…40.1 meters!”