Analytik Jena USA
Vice President, Research & Development
Area of Expertise: Introduction to Design Thinking, Data Science & Design Thinking, Your Customers - Their Journey, Empathy & Storytelling, Ideation & Innovation, Prototyping, Testing & Iteration, To Market - The New Business Plan, The Design Thinking Organization
Dr. Sean R. Gallagher is currently the Vice President of research and development at Analytik Jena USA and has 33 years of experience in the Life Sciences industry, with an emphasis on instrumentation and applications development. After completing his PhD in plant biology in 1985 from the University of California, Riverside, he held a post-doctoral scholar position at Stanford University before moving into industry.
Prior to Analytik Jena, Dr. Gallagher held executive management positions at Hoefer Scientific Instruments, Hoefer Pharmacia Biotech, Motorola, Ionian Technologies, and UVP. At Motorola, he was a founding member of Motorola Life Sciences, focusing on microfluidics and microarray platform development.
Dr. Gallagher left Motorola to become President and CEO of Ionian Technologies, the first company spun out of Keck Graduate Institute before moving to his current position as Director of Research and Development at Analytik Jena in the USA where he heads up worldwide R&D for imaging and laboratory products. A critical component of his commercial activity is the support of students through internships and joint commercial - academic partnerships focusing on technology and marketing areas of interest.