As part of Thermo Fisher Scientific’s Chief Scientific Office, Cheryl currently leads Research & Development Operations, which includes fostering the ecosystem and community for the organization’s 5,000+ scientists and engineers. Managing tools, processes and analytics that promote excellence in new product development and effective commercialization are key day-to-day responsibilities. Additionally, she drives alignment for multi-disciplinary R&D initiatives and programs to capitalize on Thermo Fisher’s breadth of capabilities.
In her previous role, Cheryl led several R&D teams focused on the synthesis and characterization of new materials; formulations science; and analytical technique development to ensure sustainable and scalable manufacturability of materials and products related to biological labeling and detection and cell culture. Cheryl joined Thermo Fisher in 2006 and prior to joining held several leadership roles at the U. S. Department of Energy Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. She holds an M.S. in radiochemistry from Washington State University and a Ph.D. in analytical chemistry from Oregon State University. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Toronto, under the direction of Professor Scott Mabury.