August 15, 2017 at 2:31 pm

Career Corner | Biology Alum Kevin King to Network with STEMstart Freshmen

Ohio University alum Dr. Kevin King ’92, whose biology career has included detecting biowarfare pathogens and infectious diseases, will meet with freshman biology and chemistry students during STEMstart on Aug. 23.

Kevin King

Kevin King

King joined Ohio University in May 2016 as the university’s first Director of Industry Partnerships. In this position he promotes a broad range of relationships between the private sector and Ohio University, including corporate-sponsored research activity, commercialization of the university’s intellectual property, support of startup business, and identifying experiential learning opportunities for students.

King is a native of the Athens area and an Ohio University alumni of the College of Arts & Sciences. He earned a B.S. in Zoology with a minor in Microbiology in 1992. He then matriculated to the University of Missouri, where he received a Ph.D. in Biology from the Division of Biological Sciences. King then completed two post-doctoral research appointments at the University of Kansas.

In 2002 he became a scientist at the Midwest Research Institute (now MRI Global), a contract research organization that serves the private sector, the government, and the military. Ultimately, he led the Biotechnology group there and acquired expertise in the development of methods to detect and reduce the threat of biowarfare pathogens.

He returned to Athens in 2008 to lead research and development activities at Diagnostic Hybrids, a company founded by Ohio University faculty. During his time at Diagnostic Hybrids (now Quidel), he oversaw all the research and development activities at the site, including the development of numerous FDA-approved devices that detect infectious diseases that are on the market today.

Also attending the STEMstart reception:

  • Stephanie Srembo ’16, Chemistry
  • Jacob Fadel ’17, Forensic Chemistry
  • Bill Broach, ’14Ph.D., Biological Sciences and Molecular & Cellular Biology
  • Sarah Klim, ’92, Microbiology
  • Kevin King, ’92, Zoology
  • Nanda Filkin, ’03M.S., Environmental & Plant Biology
  • Natalie Kruse-Daniels ’04, Civil Engineering

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