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James M. Hamby, PhD

Dr. Hamby is an Entrepreneur-in-Residence (EIR) at) Spartan Innovations, where he works closely with faculty and staff to facilitate the commercialization of new technologies discovered or developed at Michigan State University. Dr. Hamby is an experienced scientist and businessman in the areas of drug discovery, drug development, and life science startup companies.

Before joining the Spartan Innovations team, Dr. Hamby served as Vice President of Business Development at Ash Stevens Inc (ASI), where he played an important role in helping to grow and position the company as a preferred supplier of high-quality contract drug development and manufacturing services. Dr. Hamby received his Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy and his PhD in Medicinal Chemistry from the University of Illinois College of Pharmacy in Chicago. Prior to joining Ash Stevens, Dr. Hamby spent two years as a post-doctoral fellow at Princeton University and eighteen years in drug discovery research at Warner-Lambert/Parke-Davis and Pfizer, in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Dr. Hamby has also worked with several biotech startup companies, serving as Co-Founder, Scientific Advisory Board Member, and Head of Chemistry. Dr. Hamby has over 35 publications and twenty patents.

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