Sr. Program Director of In-Space Production, Center for the Advancement of Science in Space – ISS National Lab
Ken received his Ph.D. from the University of Utah in 1996 and came to Eli Lilly and Co. in 1998 from the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Research Center as a senior organic chemist. He worked on several projects in the areas of anxiety, depression, and inflammatory disorders, and he was involved in many cross-functional Lilly research collaborations. Ken had roles in management and research in drug disposition, lead generation, isotopic chemistry, acquisitions and assessment, process chemistry and route design, technology, and clinical innovation. During Ken’s final years at Lilly, he led a team of scientists to develop and fly five experiments on the International Space Station (ISS) National Laboratory. In May 2017, Ken retired from Lilly and joined the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), manager of the International Space Station (ISS) National Laboratory. He has been a part of the Business Development and the Science and Technology teams and is currently the senior program director of in-space production at CASIS.