Melissa Marrah, BS, CMAR, RLATG

Associate Director of Business Development, BioScience

Melissa has over 20 years of experience in the biomedical field, and has been a member of the SoBran BioScience team since 2002.

As her primary role, Melissa is the Program Manager for SoBran’s NIH/NIAID contract.  In this role, she provides daily program and personnel management in support of ABSL1-3 animal facilities and program services.  The level of effort includes facility management, husbandry, technical, research support, veterinary pathology and cryopreservation services, logistics, administrative, training and standard operating procedure development.

Additionally, Melissa is the point of contact for business development efforts, focusing on operations management and support for federal government and biocontainment opportunities.

Melissa earned a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, is a Certified Manager of Animal Resources (CMAR), and a Laboratory Animal Technologist (LATG).  She also holds certificates in Program Management and Human Resources Management.

In addition to membership in AALAS, ICPM and LAMA, she has served on the NCAB/AALAS council as an Ad Hoc member and has participated yearly on the NCAB/AALAS seminar committee since 2008. Melissa regularly publishes and presents on bioscience industry topics.