John Szot, BS
John brings a wide variety of experiences to the role of lab manager. After earning a B. S. in Chemical Engineering, John held positions as a product development engineer for a lighting manufacturer, a process engineer for a sewage-to-drinking-water facility, and a field engineer for an industrial control system manufacturer/installer. He then returned to graduate school, studying Biochemistry at the University of Nebraska, but left the program to take a position as Director of the DNA Microarray Facility at Penn State University’s Biotechnology Institute. John’s engineering background leads him to a keen interest in streamlining, optimizing, and/or automating processes of all kinds, including data collection, handling, and organization. He also likes to fix things that appear too old and broken to work anymore.