BioFactura recently announced the addition of two new members to its team. Hallison Rodrigue and Trevor Zimmerman both join as Quality Control III analysts.
Read more about Hallison and Trevor below:
Born in Brazil, I moved to Silicon Valley, Northern California with my mother and brother in 2005 and eventually went to college at San Francisco State University in 2007. The Plan was to become a doctor, so I did a lot of volunteer work, including in hospitals, it actually helped me decide not to pursue a career in health care. I learned, however, that I could use my biology degree to work as a scientist, and in 2012 I started volunteering at a lab at San Jose State University; it was my “crash course” in lab science where I learned about PCR, cell culture and FISH. I completely fell in love with life in the lab.
In 2013 I finally took my break and got hired by a start-up trying to launch a fully automated blood glucose monitoring device, which we did in 2015. I grew up a lot as a professional during this time, but in 2016 I was eager to find So I worked with Abbott and Roche between 2016 and 2019 to help them launch IVD devices and expand my portfolio of wet lab techniques, skills in writing and analytical skills along the way. Unfortunately, life has become very expensive in California, so my wife and I have decided to move to Maryland in 2021. We just bought a house and are fully committed to raising a family here in Frederick County. In 2022, I can honestly say that I love product development, but more so the quality side, so I decided to steer my career in that direction, starting by becoming a quality control scientist.
Outside of work, I’m a very laid back person. I love taking long walks with my wife and my dog (a lovely Australian Shepherd named Marvel), watching movies (I’m a big fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, hence our dog’s name), playing sports and to play video games
I was born and raised in Baldwin, Wisconsin. I graduated with a BS in Environmental Science with a minor in Environmental Engineering from the University of Minnesota-Duluth. Shortly after graduating, I moved to Madison, Wisconsin to start working at PPD, part of Thermo Fisher Scientific (a very successful CRO). I worked at PPD, part of Thermo Fisher Scientific for about four years, where I typically performed routine stability/release testing on a variety of drug products/substances.
Recently, I attended the University of Wisconsin at Madison, where I completed a Masters in Applied Drug Development (one-year accelerated program, full-time) while working full-time and continuing employment at part-time at Kwik Trip (a local gas station business in the Midwest). During my studies, I was transferred to the BioA department within PPD where I carried out a qualitative study on VAMS, which will be presented at the ASMS conference this year!
In my spare time, I love researching cryptids/conspiracy theories, hiking, and spending time with my fiancé and friends/family. I don’t have children, but I have 3 cats.
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