Eric M. Salm, Ph.D.

president + COO


Eric Salm brings a unique combination of scientific knowledge and private sector expertise to Ab E Discovery. Most recently, he served as a consultant with the Boston Consulting Group in Washington, D.C., specializing in pharmaceuticals. Eric has extensive experience in business strategy, marketing and sales, organizational design, and global operations optimization.

As a scientist, Eric’s research focused on expanding the functionality of field effect transistors for biosensing applications. He holds a B.S., M.S., and Ph.D in bioengineering and biomedical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. During his time at the university, he also collaborated with industry leaders Abbott Diagnostics and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing to further his knowledge of commercial biosensor development.

Eric lives in Madison with his wife, Lauren. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, playing and watching soccer, and is an avid car enthusiast.