Senior Manager, Applications Science at ProteinSimple, a Bio-Techne Brand
Chris Heger received his doctoral degree in Pharmacology from Cornell University, utilizing budding yeast as a model organism for studying exocytosis. Chris spent the next 3.5 years as a CCR/NCI/NIH Postdoctoral Fellow, working in the Antibody and Protein Purification Unit where he oversaw antibody development projects, from immunogen/epitope design to final product, for all NCI Principal investigators. A unique aspect of his postdoctoral training was his role in the evaluation of new technologies, serving as the gateway for cutting edge instrumentation to get into use at the NCI/NIH. Through this role, Chris became well-acquainted with Protein Simple. After completing his postdoctoral training, Chris began working for ProteinSimple. First, as a Field Applications Scientist for the Eastern USA and then as the Manager of Field Applications for Eastern USA, where he grew the team and laid solid foundations for future growth of the territory. In 2016, Chris began a new role, in sunny California, as the Manager of Applications Science, a new group chartered with fostering both external and internal collaborations, creating scientific collateral, and supporting various business units within ProteinSimple. Chris has a broad, in-depth knowledge of immunoassays of many 'flavors', capillary electrophoresis, and antibody design, production, and purification.