Aina Mogas Barcons

2024-02-29T10:58:02+00:00

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Aina Mogas Barcons

PhD

Aina is a neuroscientist with a biology background, specialising in neurodegenerative diseases.  Graduating from the Universitat Aut`onoma de Barcelona (Spain) with a  BSc in Biology and a MSc in Neuroscience, Aina went on to research spinal cord models for her Ph.D. in Neural Tissue Engineering at the Keele University (UK).  Fluent in both Spanish and Catalan, Aina is passionate about science communication and looks forward to making a contribution to the world of scientific communication, globally.

Dr Peggy Guzzie-Peck

2024-02-29T11:25:15+00:00

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Peggy Guzzie-Peck

MS PhD DABT

Peggy has over 30 years’ experience working in various global scientific and management roles in nonclinical toxicology at large pharmaceutical companies (Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson and G.D. Searle).  Previous roles included Global Head, Toxicology, Pathology, Head of Preclinical Investigative Safety Sciences and Global Head, Genetic Toxicology.  Peggy graduated from the University of Pittsburgh and is now based in Florida.  Peggy is a long-standing diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology with a diverse background over all pharmaceutical therapeutic areas, predominantly specialising in small molecules and more recently in Cell/Gene therapies.

Susan Tantawi

2024-06-12T14:38:29+01:00

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Susan Tantawi

DABT

Based in Montreal in Canada, Susan has over fifteen years’ experience working in CROs, consultancies and biotechnology companies.  With broad toxicology expertise, Susan also has specialist knowledge of inhalation toxicity. Always keen to support the progress of a compound to the next stage, she particularly enjoys the structured organisation involved in timelines and gap analysis.  Susan is a board certified toxicologist.

Dr Joanne Kilgour

2024-06-12T14:02:23+01:00

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Jo Kilgour

PhD

Jo Kilgour is an expert Inhalation, having worked in the field for 30 years, initially working in the agrochemicals and chemicals sector at Central Toxicology Laboratory as a Study Director and Project Toxicologist, and for the last 20 years working almost exclusively in inhaled drug development, formerly at AstraZeneca.

Jo works with small and large Pharma companies worldwide to deliver toxicology programs for small molecules and biologics to support First in Human studies (Phase 1) through to Phase 3 clinical trials and registration. She has represented clients in interactions with Regulators in Europe and the US, and worked on drugs (small and large molecule) targeting many therapeutic areas including COPD, asthma, cystic fibrosis, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and anti-virals.

Jo has been an active member of the British Toxicology Society and the Association of Inhalation Toxicologists, Chairing the latter since 2011. She has co-authored a number of pivotal papers under the banner of the AIT and Industry Consortia, and has been an invited expert speaker at a number institutions and events including the US FDA, the European Chemicals Agency (EChA) and the University of Birmingham.

Charlotte Warrender

2024-02-19T17:16:45+00:00

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Charlotte Warrender

Charlotte worked at AstraZeneca for over ten years in a combined role of bench scientist and Facility Manager. She continued to work in a laboratory as a QC scientist, laboratory analyst and study investigator before becoming a dedicated Facility Manager ensuring equipment and facilities are kept to a high standard, looking after health and safety and ordering equipment.  A collaborative and knowledgeable individual, Charlotte constantly seeks to add value to the scientific setting.

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Donna Martin

2024-02-19T16:48:29+00:00

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Donna Martin

Donna spent 30 years at Alderley Park working first at Imperial Chemical Industries, then Zeneca then AstraZeneca.  Much of her career was spent in Human Resources, starting as a generalist, finally specialising in recruitment.  Donna is very at home with systems and lists and easily made the transition from recruitment to finance.

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Heather Brown

2024-02-19T16:39:39+00:00

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Heather Brown | ApconiX | Early Career

Heather Brown

Heather graduated from the University of York with a BSc in Biology.  She enjoys data analysis and the representation of results and her final project dissertation was a review of in silico data and how it predicted laboratory findings.  Working on immunotoxicology capability development with Dr Sean Hammond, Heather is a conscientious and enthusiastic scientist, with a systematic approach to scientific issues.

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Leah Worthington

2024-02-19T16:39:41+00:00

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Leah Worthington | ApconiX | Early Career

Leah Worthington

Leah graduated from the University of Birmingham with a degree in Biological Sciences.  Her interests are in ecology, genetics and disease.  Within the Target Safety Assessment team, she will be working on bioinformatics for TSAs, as well as gaining an overview of the whole process.  Leah’s broad biological knowledge and adaptability brings valuable capability and flexibility to the team

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Haroon Rashid

2024-02-19T10:46:43+00:00

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Haroon Rashid

PhD

Haroon has over 14 years of experience as a CRO study director, senior study director and toxicologist. He managed numerous investigative and regulatory toxicity studies for small molecules and biologicals in general and developmental and reproductive toxicology. He was involved in advising clients about their preclinical programmes, study design and execution, data interpretation and reporting for regulatory submission. Haroon brings his problem-solving skills and collaborative approach to the delivery of projects in an effective and timely manner.

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Isabelle Heys

2024-06-12T14:02:56+01:00

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Isabelle Heys | ApconiX | Industry Placement Student

Isabelle Heys

Isabelle Heys is an industrial placement student from the Newcastle University studying for a BSc in Biochemistry.  They joined the Ion Channel Laboratory team and will be working on demonstrating the specific differences that exist between rodent and human seizurogenic responses.   Isabelle’s project will be focused on ion channels and a combination of bioinformatics and electrophysiological techniques.

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