Ms. Cowley started her career as a Research Engineer at Volvo Car Corporation, which followed by various research functions related to medical devices, and enzyme therapeutics.
Her research has resulted in two pending patents and she has been instrumental in Captozyme’s proof-of-principle in vivo studies and the receipt of five SBIR grants.
He was the recipient of the prestigious Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service award for his post-doctoral work at the University of Georgia, and his work has culminated in 15 peer reviewed journal articles.
Dr. Cowley was a Scientist II/Preclinical Manager at OxThera Inc. (Alachua, FL) prior to establishing Captozyme in 2009.
His current role as Director of Marketing involves leading the marketing, advertising and public relations efforts of the company. His team serves as the voice of the consumer throughout the organization, from product development to consumer interactions and leads all corporate and branding marketing related efforts.
Mr. Gerds is Accredited in Public Relations (APR) by the Universal Accreditation Board and has earned his Certified Public Relations Counselor (CPRC) designation from the Florida Public Relations Association.
From 1998 to 2001, he held post-doctoral research positions at Kyoto University and Stuttgart University. He subsequently entered into a Research Scientist position at the University of Kansas under the direction of Professor’s Robert Hanzlick and Robert Borchardt (2001-2005).
In 2005, Qing-Shan joined OxThera Inc. (Alachua, FL) where he continued to reside as a R&D Director until establishing Captozyme.
Tracey currently tutors college-level accounting and economics and also works as a USA Archery tournament judge. As a part of the team, Tracey does the daily bookkeeping and accounting for Captozyme.
From his education and experience, Mark has extensive experience working with biological products. He assists with fermentation process development and compliance with laboratory safety and regulations.
Mark enjoys working with microorganisms and facing the challenges it presents. He is also ardent about fostering a constructive, supportive and open environment for those he works with.
His current role as a Assistant Laboratory Manager involves assisting in new method development for the efficient manufacturing of a live therapeutic. He also enjoys technical installations, equipment calibration, and keeping the laboratory equipment running properly.
Mr. Heslep completed his Medical Technologist internship at North Florida Regional Medical Center and is passionate about clinical research.
As Assistant Lab Manager, she is involved in product development, method development, optimization, and assay validations along with managing day-to-day activities within the QC laboratories. Ms. Chaderton is also a part of the Customer Relations Management team—furthering consumer knowledge about oxalates and kidney health.
Ms. Chaderton has past research experience with Shand’s Hospital at the University of Florida and aims to further her education in the medical field.
As the Administrative Assistant, Mrs. Hess oversees the daily purchasing, shipping, and receiving duties for the company. She plays an integral role in the development and implementation of many office processes by applying her extensive experience in office environments.
Mrs. Hess spent over ten years teaching at the secondary level and looks forward to being a part of the growth of Captozyme, backed with her experiences and expert organization and communication skills.
As a laboratory technician, he prepares and analyzes foods for oxalate content using Ion Chromatography. Further, he is interested in the kinetics, stability, and activity of Nephure in various foods matrices.
Mr. Harrah plans on continuing his academic and professional careers by conducting further research in the biotechnology field.
As a Laboratory Technician, she takes care of inventory, prepares buffers and media, and assists in general laboratory organization and support.
Ms. Ordax aims to continue her education in biomedical engineering and take part in research in regenerative medicine.
As a Lab Technician in the Client Services Lab, she assists in stability studies of different kinds of lyophilized powder. Ms. Yang aims to develop her skills and knowledge in the microbiology field. She longs to make a bigger contribution to this growing group.
Ms. Castillo has experience working in research at the University of Florida department of Environmental and Global Health along with the Biomedical Science department at Brigham Young University- Hawaii. Ms. Castillo aims to continue her education as an MD/PhD candidate combining her two passions, research and patient care.