Director, Biotechnology Resource Center
Tom is the Director of the Biotechnology Resource Center and the Assistant Director of the BioTechnology Institute. One of the first ever graduates of the MicE program, he brings thirty years of experience in bioprocess development, scale-up, manufacturing, and business development. Most recently, he was the Director of Biopharmaceuticals Development at Kolltan Pharmaceuticals Inc. in New Haven, Connecticut.
phone: (612) 301-1612
Fred Schendel PhD
Pilot Plant Manager
Fred has been the BRC’s Pilot Plant Manager since 2001 and is responsible for all scheduling and technical operations. He has extensive experience with the production and purification of proteins, metabolites and biomass from a broad range of organisms including bacteria, yeast, algae and fungi. Prior to joining the BRC, Fred spent over ten years in local MN biotechnology companies performing fermentation process and product development activities. He received his B.S. in Biochemistry from the University of Minnesota and his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.
Phone: (612) 624-5347