Marcella Flores MPH PhD
President & CEO
Marcella Flores received her PhD from Columbia University in the department of Microbiology studying viral immune responses. She continued postdoctoral training at the Institute Cure in Paris and then later at Columbia University. Her work has been published in peer-reviewed journals and presented at international conferences. In 2015, during the long days of her post doc, Marcella decided to put incubation times in the lab to good use and began planning what is now The Reagent Project. Marcella currently spends her days spreading the word that sustainable science also means redistributing and reusing reagents that would otherwise be forgotten in our cold rooms.
Previously being a laboratory manager, Nick is keenly aware of how wasteful science can be. Often, reagents would be used once, and then either forgotten about or thrown away. Some labs can support this kind of inefficiency - but most cannot. Many cannot even afford the basic tools needed to teach and to discover. Nick joined The Reagent Project in 2015 to help redistribute these useful reagents and tools left by the wayside to those laboratories and classrooms that need them the most.
Juliet Morrison PhD
Juliet Morrison received her PhD in Microbiology from Columbia University in 2009 studying viral factors that mitigate the immune response. She conducted postdoctoral research at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in dengue virus and yellow fever virus immune evasion mechanisms. Dr. Morrison is currently faculty at Columbia University, where she studies the host response to influenza virus and dengue virus using computational approaches to identify host pathways that can be therapeutically targeted to ameliorate severe disease.
Ruthy Glass is currently pursuing her doctorate at Rutgers University in the field of Psychoneuroimmunology, specifically looking at the interaction between a mother's immune system and fetal brain development. She received her B.A. in Neuroscience from Columbia University in 2012, and her MS in Psychology from Rutgers in 2015. She currently lives with her husband and son in New Jersey. Knowing first-hand how wasteful lab work can be, Ruthy is so glad to be part of a team that redistributes materials to laboratories in need, understanding its potential to make a difference in the scientific, as well as the larger world community.