Melanie Samsonow serves as a Project Manager at Harrington Discovery Institute. In this role, she is responsible for managing drug discovery projects for Harrington scholars, collaborating with academic researchers, industry professionals, and CROs.
Melanie's background includes a managerial position at Capture Collective, where she designed and implemented laboratory and quality operations. She was responsible for project timeline creation, external funding acquisition, and management of awarded funding opportunities.
As a Biotech Project Manager, Melanie provided support for diagnostic testing programs and radiation biodosimetry, evaluated emerging diagnostic technologies, prepared grant applications, and lead training programs.
At Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Melanie served as a GMP Quality Control Coordinator, coordinating the release of clinical and research-grade biological drug products and contributing to the commissioning of a pharmaceutical production facility.
Melanie holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Eastern Kentucky University and is trained in GMP, GLP, ISO 9001, and BSL-3 laboratory safety.
Her professional expertise encompasses project management, technical training, risk mitigation, and quality system management. Melanie's fact-based and results-oriented approach underscores her commitment to achieving project objectives and organizational goals.