Carrie Cook brings a unique combination of aptitudes and experience that are exceptionally suited to Ab E Discovery. With chemical engineering degrees from premier institutions, she combines a strong academic foundation in physical and biological sciences with an engineer’s perspective on data analysis and systems-wide optimization. Carrie is a highly skilled biotechnologist with expertise in assay development, peptide design and avian antibody technologies. She has 20 years of professional experience in the pharmaceutical and diagnostic industries, holding impactful roles both at large multinational companies and tiny startups.
Carrie earned her B.S. at the University of California, Davis (ChemE/food science) and Ph.D. at UW-Madison (ChemE/biotechnology), where she was one of the first named NIH Biotechnology Program Fellows. She has since been involved in starting several biotechnology companies, including co-founding and serving as CSO for the technology transfer company SCCD, Inc. Most recently, Carrie’s professional direction has evolved from product development and scale-up to developing and improving effective quality management systems for biotechnology companies in animal agriculture.
At home, Carrie is the mother of a delightful son adopted from Ethiopia. Her interests include gardening, folk arts, kayaking, and exhibition poultry. She has a long history of team leadership positions through church and currently helps lead a large, community-wide adoption group.