||THE SMITH LAB
Department of Biology
Texas A&M University, TAMUS 3258
College Station, TX 77843-3248
My experiences and education enable me to be an effective Scientific Advisory Board member, which I would be willing to do for a select company. I have the experience and resources to analyze the scientific merit and accuracy of a developing product's claims.
I specialize in evaluating investment opportunities in the biotechnology industry. Biotechnology is an exciting and fascinating area for investment opportunities. However, biotech investments have been compared to playing the roulette table, as reported by David P. Hamilton in the Wall Street Journal on May 20th, 2004.
"Biotechnology is the people's lottery," says Thomas Eadington, a medical-technology entrepreneur turned investor in Newport Beach, Calif. "It's like the ultimate roulette game. If you hit it, the returns are astronomical."
Each proprietor of technology believes that their science will become the next blockbuster product. I will provide assistance to investors and companies before they make a financial investment. By no means does my recommendation guarantee the investment, but I will provide my clients with the experience and knowledge to make a more prudent investment.
I have over six years of consulting experience. My clients include venture capital firms, legal firms, and angel investors. In addition, I have over 12 years of research experience. I have served as Project Director for Oragenics, Inc., which is actively involved in several health-related programs. I have overseen the development of several infectious disease projects, which entailed the development of novel antibiotics and the identification of vaccine and diagnostic targets for human pathogens. I have also served as a Director for the Able Trust Foundation through a gubernatorial appointment. During my involvement with the Able Trust, I served as Treasurer and Chaired the Finance Committee.
I received my MBA from the Warrington College of Business with an emphasis in finance and competitive strategy. I also received my Ph.D. in Medical Sciences from the College of Medicine at the University of Florida. Aside from my course studies in Microbiology, Neurophysiology and Biochemistry, I have a strong background in Molecular Biology, Microbiology, and Biological Chemistry techniques.