Collaborations

Verndari is a member of the UC Davis Venture Catalyst. Verndari has a laboratory at the UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento.

UC Davis is making their faculty, facilities, and resources available to members of its Venture Catalyst. This capability ranges from basic research facilities and services, to a GMP manufacturing facility. Verndari has relationships with several staff and faculty members at UC Davis. These include:

Emir Hodzic, PhD RT-qPCR Core
Kristin Grimsrud, PhD, DVM MBP Veterinary Services
Derek Cissell, PhD, DVM Veterinary School
Peter Barry, PhD Center for Comparative Medicine
William Chang, PhD, DVM Center for Comparative Medicine
Gerhard Bauer GMP Facility P1 and P2 materials
Steven Lucero TEAM Lab, Biomedical Engineering UCD

 

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Dr. Jan A. Van Prooyen
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Jan graduated from West Point in 1966, received a Ph.D. in nuclear engineering from the University of Virginia, and completed a one-year fellowship at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. His expertise includes project management, chemical and biological defense technology, and nuclear and missile defense systems. Jan’s Army career included leadership assignments focused on the acquisition of major defense systems, chemical-biological defense technology, missile defense technology, nuclear weapons, and developmental testing. He led two major research, development, and engineering centers, two national test ranges, and a chemical munitions storage facility.

After thirty years with the United States Army, he retired in 1996 as a Major General, and subsequently became a senior vice president and partner at the Bechtel Corporation. Jan then spent 13 years with Bechtel where he was president of Bechtel’s 5,000-person Defense and Space business (2003-2006).  Jan was Deputy Laboratory Director of the Los Alamos National Laboratory, from 2006-2009. In this capacity, he was responsible for oversight and integration of the daily operations of the laboratory with focus on safety, security, business services, environmental management, and infrastructure. Jan has served as a board member of a number of companies, including Bechtel National, Inc., Kwajalein Range Services (Chair), Bechtel Bettis, Inc., Universities Space Research Association (Chair), and the Armed Services YMCA.

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