Scientific Advisory Board

Jim Vaught
Dr. Jim Vaught
Editor-in-Chief of Biopreservation and Biobanking

Dr. Jim Vaught spent 14 years at the U.S. National Cancer Institute (NCI), most recently as the Chief of the Biorepositories and Biospecimen Research Branch (BBRB) in the Cancer Diagnosis Program. He has been working in the field of biorepository and biospecimen science for over 20 years. In 1999, he was one of the founding members of the International Society for Biological & Environmental Repositories (ISBER). He serves on a number of biobank advisory groups including the Telethon-Italy Genetic Biobank Network; the Biobanques Network (France) Scientific Board; and the Provia Labs (Boston) Advisory Board. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Disease Research Interchange. He is Senior Biobank Advisor to the Shanghai Clinical Research Center. In addition to ISBER, Dr. Vaught is a member of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, the European Society for Biopreservation & Biobanking, the American Association of Blood Banks, and the American Association for Clinical Chemistry. He is the author of over 70 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. From 2006 to 2012 he was Senior Editor for Biospecimens and Biorepositories for the AACR journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention. In 2012 he became Editor-in-Chief of Biopreservation and Biobanking, the official journal of ISBER. He is currently a Senior Research Fellow at the International Prevention Research Institute (Lyon), and a consultant for a number of international biobanking activities. Dr. Vaught is the President of ISBER for 2015-2016.

Marianne Henderson
Marianne Henderson
Senior Advisor for Division Resources, National Cancer Institute

Marianne Henderson Senior Advisor on biobanking to the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) Center for Global Health and the Senior Advisor for Division Resources, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics (DCEG). She trained in Zoology and Marine Ecology at the University of Maryland, College Park. She has post-graduate training in molecular biology and genetics. In her role in DCEG, she is responsible and involved in program operations and contract management, fiscal and scientific reporting; strategic planning; and laboratory/biorepository infrastructure planning for large-scale molecular epidemiology studies. She is a founding member of the NCI Biospecimen Coordinating Committee established by the NCI Biorepositories and Biospecimen Research Branch (BBRB) and participated in the development and revision of the first and second editions of NCI’s Best Practices for Biospecimen Resources. Since 1999, she has been a member of the International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories (ISBER) and served as ISBER President 2011-2012. Marianne is currently the Chair of the ISBER Organizing Advisory Committee. She also served as a member for BBMRI-LPC Scientific and Ethics Advisory Board; member of the NIH Precision Medicine Initiative – Cohort Program Biobank working group. She is a current member of the US Interagency Working Group on Scientific Collections; Marble Arch, a biobanking think tank; and Chair of the Education and Training subcommittee and and the Steering committee member of the International Agency on Cancer’s LMIC Biobank and Cohort Network (BCNet) and the Chair of the BCNet Education & Training subcommittee; she is actively involved in large-scale human biospecimen management process improvements in processing, handling, technology transfer, sustainability and repository automation.

Carolyn Compton
Dr. Carolyn Compton
Professor of Life Sciences, Arizona State University

Carolyn Compton, M.D., Ph.D., is an academic pathologist specializing in gastrointestinal disease and is board certified in both anatomic and clinical pathology. She is a Professor of Life Sciences at Arizona State University and a Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at the Mayo Clinic School of Medicine. She is an adjunct Professor of Pathology at the Johns Hopkins Medical School and the University of Arizona School of Medicine. She is the Chief Medical Officer of the National Biomarkers Development Alliance, a member of the BioDesign Institute, and the Chief Medical Officer of the Complex Adaptive Systems Institute. She is a former Professor of Pathology at Harvard Medical School, Chief of Gastrointestinal Pathology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Pathologist-in-Chief of the Boston Shriners Children’s Hospital. More recently she has served as the CEO and President of the Critical Path Institute, the Director of the Office of Biorepositories and Biospecimen Research and the Director of the Innovative Molecular Analysis Technologies program at the National Cancer Institute, and the Strathcona Professor and Chair of the Department of Pathology at McGill University and Pathologist-in-Chief of the McGill University Health Center. She is a past Chair of the Cancer Committee of the College of American Pathologists and the immediate past Chair of the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC). Currently, she is the Chair of the Precision Medicine Core of the AJCC and the Chair of the Specimen Standards for Precision Medicine Project of the College of American Pathologists. Her research interests focus on colorectal cancer, medical prediction, biospecimen and biobanking science, and biomarker development. She has authored more than 350 scientific manuscripts, review articles, books, and chapters.

Stephen Goldman
Mr. Stephen Goldman
Laboratory Director at PhytaTechSM

Stephen is an analytical chemist and has worked extensively in both industrial and academic laboratories. He has over 10 years of experience in pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, and biotechnology industries. He currently serves as Laboratory Director at a State of Colorado certified Cannabis testing facility, PhytaTechSM. He is the founder of a scientific consulting firm located in Denver, Colorado. He has published extensively in the fields of biological and analytical chemistry. He is a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists, International Cannabinoid Research Society, and the American Chemical Society. Stephen graduated in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering from the University of Iowa and earned his MS in Pharmaceutical Chemistry with Honors from the University of Kansas.

Susan Audino
Dr. Susan Audino
Cannabis Advisory Panel and Chair, Cannabis Working Group at AOAC International

Susan Audino obtained her PhD in Chemistry with an analytical chemistry major, physical and biochemistry minor areas. She currently owns and operates a consulting firm to service chemical and biological laboratories, is an A2LA Lead Assessor and Instructor, is a Board Member for the Center for Research on Environmental Medicine in Maryland, and serves on several expert advisory panels for the cannabis industry. Susan has been studying the chemistry and applications of cannabinoids and provides scientific and technical guidance to cannabis dispensaries, testing laboratories, and medical personnel. Dr. Audino’s interest most directly involves cannabis consumer safety and protection, and promotes active research towards the development of Official Test methods specifically for the cannabis industry, and to advocate appropriate clinical research. In addition to serving on Expert Review Panels, she is also chairing the first Cannabis Advisory Panel and working group with AOAC International, is a member of the Executive Committee of the ASTM Cannabis Section, and has consulted to numerous cannabis laboratories and state regulatory bodies.


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