Five new employees have joined Aldevron in Fargo. They include Said Attiya, Asha Palanisamy, Kassandra Dotzler, Kim Ngo and Holly Jorud.
Attiya joins Aldevron as a quality control scientist. He holds a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, and was previously employed at BioArray Genetics in Farmington, Conn.
Palanisamy is a validation engineer in the Quality Assurance department. She is a 2016 graduate of the University of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio, where she earned a Master of Science degree in electrical engineering.
Dotzler is a quality control analyst. She studied chemistry at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minn., and comes to Aldevron from Sungold Foods in Horace, N.D.
Ngo joins the company as a laboratory technician in the GMP-Source area. A 2016 graduate of North Dakota State University (NDSU) in Fargo, she has a Bachelor of Science in chemistry, and previously worked at NDSU.
Jorud joins the company’s finance department as corporate accountant. A 2002 graduate of Minnesota State University Moorhead (MSUM), she has a Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting, and was previously employed at NovaDigm Therapeutics in Grand Forks, N.D.
Aldevron serves the biotechnology industry with custom production of nucleic acids, proteins, and antibodies. Thousands of clients use Aldevron-produced plasmids, RNA and gene editing enzymes for projects ranging from research grade to clinical trials to commercial applications. Aldevron specializes in GMP manufacturing and is known for inventing the GMP-SourceTM quality system. Company headquarters are in Fargo, N.D., with additional facilities in Madison, Wisc., and Freiburg, Germany.