Aldevron has added five new employees and two interns to its team. They include Justin Kerr, Tracy Kurtz, Suksimaran Singh, Wade Ellingson, Steffan Stroh and Kirsten Schumacher in Fargo, and Margaret Neiman in Madison.
Kerr is a quality control scientist. He earned bachelor’s degrees in animal science and management, and neurobiology, physiology and behavior from the University of California-Davis in 2012, and a Master of Science in biology from the University of St. Joseph in Hartford, Conn., in 2016. He previously worked in pharmaceutical research in San Diego.
Neiman is a quality control scientist for Protein Services in Madison. She is a 2016 graduate of Pennsylvania State University – Berks Campus, Reading Penn., where she earned a Bachelor of Science in biochemistry and molecular biology. She was previously employed at Catalent Pharma Solutions in Madison.
Kurtz rejoins Aldevron as a client relations manager for enterprise resource planning (ERP) and operations. She’s a 2008 graduate of Minnesota State University Moorhead (MSUM) with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry. She was previously employed at Axis Clinicals in Dilworth, Minn.
Singh is a biomanufacturing operator. She received a bachelor’s degree in forensic science from the University of North Dakota (UND) in Grand Forks, N.D., in 2013 and an Associate of Applied Science degree in surgical technology from Northland Community & Technical College (NCTC) in East Grand Forks, Minn., in 2015.
Ellingson joins the company as a packaging and shipping specialist. He has more than 20 years of experience in purchasing, shipping and warehouse operations and was previously employed with J.L. Matthews Company in the purchasing and warehouse areas.
Stroh and Schumacher are interning with Aldevron for the summer. Stroh is pursuing a degree in biotechnology at North Dakota State University (NDSU) in Fargo, while Schumacher is seeking a degree in medical laboratory sciences at UND.
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.