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Illuminating biomarker detection – Leading the way in personalized medicine.

Darren Davis, Ph.D.
President and CEO

Darren Davis is a world recognized cancer researcher who has published 40 scientific articles and edited the book Antiangiogenic Cancer Therapy. Dr. Davis founded ApoCell in 2004 to commercialize biomarker technologies that monitors the effectiveness of cancer drugs by measuring biomarker expression patterns in tumor biopsy specimens. The proprietary method was developed to discover and validate methods to assess the effects of cancer drugs directed at specific molecular targets including antiangiogenic therapies. Dr. Davis received his doctorate from the University of Texas Health Science Center School of Biomedical Sciences and M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston.

Sue Zhao, M.S.
Flow Cytometry Leader, Scientific Manager

Sue Zhao has over an 18 year solid and proven track record in multi-color flow cytometry applications for drug development of preclinical and clinical studies. She has designed numerous immunophenotyping and functional biomarker assays for different therapeutic areas. Prior to joining ApoCell in 2010, she worked as a scientist at Pfizer R&D U.S. site for 11 years, where she received a number of Pfizer individual performance awards. for her contributions in assay design to Lyrica, CCR2, and Casepase programs. Sue was also awarded in her appreciations for her great impact to flow cytometry facility at Translational Biomarker Group from the Department of Drug Safety at Groton, Connecticut and her support to Phizer R&D Shanghai. Sue received her master’s degree in Immunotoxicology/Pharmacology from the Department of Pharmaceutical Science at the University of Louisiana at Monroe. Prior to that, Sue graduated from the College of Pharmacy in Zhejiang University and served as a licensed pharmacist for China FDA-Zhejiang Bureau.

Netra Sheth, CSSBB
Director of Quality Assurance and Compliance

Netra Sheth has over 10 years of experience in Management, a broad experience in Quality Management and Project Management. Netra has a Bachelor of Science degree, Six Sigma Black Belt and Green Belt trained, a QMS ISO auditor and Effective Root Cause Analysis certification from Det Norske Veritas. She is responsible for maintaining our Quality Management System, and it is closely followed to reduce the opportunity for error.  She promotes Kaizen, a Japanese business philosophy of continuous improvement and believes there is always room for improvement, large or small, and where employees at all levels of our company work together proactively, it combines the collective talents to create a powerful engine for improvement. She has a history of implementing 5S methodology that improves efficiency and eliminates waste by workplace organization and visual management.

Geoff Copper
Project Manager

Geoff Copper has 10 years of experience in the clinical research field, the majority of which has been as a member of the ApoCell team. He received his BS in Biochemistry and Cell Biology from Rice University. In his time at ApoCell, his duties have included sample processing and analysis, sample logistics, business development and marketing, and most recently, project management.