Mark Gignac
Director of Research

Mark spent his early career building an electronics manufacturing business (E.D.S.) that operated for many years in Danville, VA. As an entrepreneur he has always enjoyed supporting economic development activities required to help transform the region. Gignac has also been actively involved in the community including serving as a member of the Danville City Council, Dan River Business Development Center, and the local venture capital fund. Gignac is a graduate of the Virginia Tech. He resides in Danville with his wife Leannah where they raised four children.

Kedong Da, PhD
Senior Scientist
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Chuansheng Mei, PhD
Senior Scientist
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Scott Lowman, PhD
Senior Scientist
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Jeremy Beach
Scientist - Polymer
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Jami Carey
Research Assistant
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Samantha Smith
Research Assistant
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Robert Chretien
Research Associate
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Yimeng "Jack" He
Research Associate - Natural Products
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Amy Turner
Research Assistant – Polymers
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