Vice-President of Operations and Research Laboratory Technical Supervisor: Michael A. Byers, MS, MBA
Mr. Byers is the Vice President of Operations at General BioTechnology, LLC and The Genesis Bank, LLC.
He is also a member and serves on the board as the Secretary for VialCo, LLC.
has extensive experience in cryopreservation, first conducting research in the area at the Indiana University School of Medicine
Mr. Byers has actively continued both basic and applied research in cryobiology and is an active member of the Society for Cryobiology.
Mr. Byers is an HCT/P Lead Assessor for the American Association of Bloods Banks, member and Cellular Therapy Laboratory Assessor for the American Association of Bloods Banks and a member of the American Society for Quality (ASQ).
Mr. Byers has extensive laboratory and management experience working at Eli Lilly and Co., Indiana University School of Medicine, Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine, and several consultant projects throughout the United States and Europe.
Mr. Byers received his Bachelor of Science degree in Neuroscience from Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN.
Mr. Byers then received a Master's in International Operations and Finance from the German International Graduate School for Management and a MBA in operations from the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN.
has and continues to collaborate with industry and academia conducting research with the University of Missouri Veterninary School, IU School of Medicine, University of Washington, BioLife Solutions, Aastrom Biosciences, West Pharmaceuticals, Medistem and Medivative Technologies
has published journal articles in the fields of cryobiology, hematology and neuroscience and has worked on several grants through the US NIH
and the State of Indiana.