Guy Harris, phd
Dr. Harris has over 35 years of experience in natural products chemistry. He has over 80 publications and 17 patents in natural products chemistry and separation science. He obtained his PhD in Organic Chemistry at Colorado State University in the laboratory of Prof. Frank Stermitz. Guy then joined the Natural Products group at Merck Research Labs in Rahway, NJ where he spent 22years leading teams in the discovery of new and novel natural products with therapeutic potential. As chemistry lead for Dynamic Extractions, a UK based manufacturer of R&D scale countercurrent chromatography equipment, he was responsible for method development and worldwide customer technical support. Guy is a founding member of the International Society of Countercurrent Chromatography (ISCCC).
Jonathan Snover assumed responsibilities for the Western Office of the North Carolina Biotechnology Center in January of 2016. In this position, he will be working with regional stakeholders to expand opportunities for life science collaboration and business growth. Snover will serve as the contact to the Biotechnology Center’s grant and loan programs as well as the many support services available from the central office. He will be coordinating activities between the regional universities, entrepreneurs, industry and the Center to achieve regional goals.
Snover has extensive experience bringing new technologies to market in corporate, small business and start up environments. He started his career in corporate research and development and worked alongside new product development, manufacturing and marketing and sales to complete commercialization projects related to new materials, formulations and process chemistry. In western North Carolina, he has also had positions at WCU, AB Tech and Chief Scientific Officer of Exsol Labs. He completed a BA in Chemistry from Middlebury College, a PhD in Chemistry from Princeton University and a postdoctoral fellowship from North Carolina State University.