Ken Wasserman

Ken Wasserman, Ph.D. Dr. Wasserman began his career conducting research at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in NK cell research.

After several years at the Karolinska Institute Dr. Wasserman returned to a position at the National Cancer Institute where he worked in the Leukocyte Biology Section studying nk cells. Dr. Wasserman worked as a grant writer, in document control and managed signal transduction technical services while working with the Chief Scientific Officer and staff scientists at local biotechnology based companies to obtain over $130 million in secured grants and contracts revenue in Biodefense, Cancer, Diabetes, Human Embryonic Stem Cell, Osteoarthritis, and Malaria. He received an appointment as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular & Cellular Biology in 2011. In addition to his experience in Cancer Cell Biology, Dr. Wasserman’s background in Grant Writing, Technical Services and Documentation complements the educational goals of the Biotechnology Program.