.Speaker Group: Lab Facilities West 2024 Speaker

Jennifer Watts

Jennifer is the Director of Facilities & Strategic Projects at the UCLA Health Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center. She has over 9 years of facilities and project management experience and in her current role, she oversees the JCCC Facilities team in managing the day-to-day building operations of approximately 85,000 SF of BSL2 wet labs, dry labs,… Read more »

Florian Ammann-Teuscher

With multiple years of experience in the global pharma industry, I am passionate about driving meaningful innovation by addressing challenges at their core. This passion originated during my studies at ETH Zurich, Switzerland, where I did my master in mechanical engineering. The discipline taught me to focus on finding optimal solutions to complex problems often… Read more »

Liam Robinson

Liam Robinson is the Director of Facilities Operations for Stanford School of Medicine, Stanford University, California. Liam has over 40 years of experience in automation and facility management of a variety of Labs in the private and academic setting. This includes Medical and Biotech R&D.

Melissa Gutierrez

Melissa is Associate Director of Facilities & Operations at Seawolf Therapeutics. She has 14 years’ experience in research environments; Seven years in Academia (Arizona State University, The Bio-design Institute) & seven years in the San Diego biotech industry. In the industry, Melissa has worked with start-ups to medium sized companies. Her areas of focus consist… Read more »

Anthony Navarro

Anthony is currently the head of facilities and lab operations at Evelo Biosciences overseeing roughly 50,000 sq ft of lab and office space. He previously served in the military as a combat medic, then began his lab operations career in academia. Anthony has worked in many different types of lab environments including biotech, big tech,… Read more »