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BIO AL Approves New Board Members

21 Feb 2022 11:13 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

BIO Alabama is so excited to welcome one new director and three new executive committee members. 

Our new board director is Roger Graben, PhD. 

Roger Graben is a 35-year veteran of the pharmaceutical industry with a broad range of experience across all disciplines. He is currently the President of Vitruvias Therapeutics Inc.,( a 9-year-old specialty company focused primarily on difficult Rx generic products. Roger’s industry experience includes Board Membership, Corporate Management,Operations Management, Business Development, and the list goes on! We know he will be a great asset to BIO Alabama.

Vivek Lal, MD; Michael Lynch; and Amy Sturdivant will join the executive committee.

Dr. C. Vivek Lal, M.D. is a physician scientist entrepreneur based in Birmingham, AL. He is an Associate Professor of Neonatology, in the Department of Pediatrics at University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL (UAB), and the Director of UAB’s Pulomonary Microbiome Lab. He Founder, CEO and CSO of ResBiotic, Inc., and its subsidiaries. 

Michael Lynch is the CEO and cofounder of CHONEX, which helps farmers improve their soil and crop health. Most of his career has been spent developing solutions for rural communities, focusing oneducation, healthcare, and leadership development. He is Chair of the South Highland PresbyterianChurch’s Mental Health Outreach Program and serves on the Oakworth Capital Market Board.

Currently serving as Managing Director for 58 INC | Shelby County EDC, Amy has more than 20 years of public and private sector work with communities in Alabama and Illinois. Her 5 years working to help attract and grow companiesat HudsonAlpha’s biotech campus in Huntsville ignited her passion to help Alabama economic developers grow the important biotech sector and the ecosystem to bolster its success.

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