PeproTech believes in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the workplace and wants to encourage diversity and growth throughout the larger scientific community. Diversifying our workforce is already a priority for us, and we are continuously harvesting additional ideas on how PeproTech can become more inclusive, supportive and equal for all of its employees. As we continue to develop this initiative we will highlight some items on this page, so please feel free to check back regularly.
A lot has been accomplished since the 1969 Stonewall uprising,
and the LGBTQIA+ community only grows stronger every day.
With that said, there's more work to be done.
More compassion. More acceptance. More unity.
At PeproTech, we strive for inclusivity at all levels. We believe it
strengthens the life sciences and scientific community, and makes
us more able to supply products that benefit humanity.
And that's what we're here for.
Happy Pride Month to all.
February is Black History Month
This week for Black History Month, we shine the light on the work of Alma Levant Hayden. This pioneer is remembered for being one of the first female African American chemists to work at a science agency in Washington, D.C. She went onto become the first person of color to work at the National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration. She is best known for leading the scientific case against the inappropriate use of Krebiozen as a cancer preventative. We celebrate her scientific accomplishments and her ability and willingness to forge new paths.
*Image courtesy of Office of NIH History and Stetten Museum
As part of our Black History Month series, we celebrate Dr. Marie M. Daly, the first African American woman to receive a Ph.D. in Chemistry in the United States. After earning her doctorate in three years at the prestigious Columbia University, Marie went on to research many areas, particularly that of atherosclerosis. Her groundbreaking discovery of the correlation between high cholesterol levels in the blood and high blood pressure has paved the way for many researchers after her. Marie’s work on characterizing histones, which has led to the understanding of cell biology and human DNA is of great note. Marie’s service extended beyond the lab: she taught at Howard University and created a scholarship fund for minority students to study science at Queens College. Dr. Marie M. Daly’s contributions to science and her community are an impressive legacy, benefitting us all.
*Image courtesy of Marie Maynard Daly, 1942 Yearbook, Queens College (New York), Special Collections and Archives
As we honor Black History Month, we celebrate African American physicist and chemist, Herman Branson. As a pioneer in biophysics, he helped uncover the inner workings of the Alpha Helix, and brought a greater understanding to proteins as the building blocks of DNA. Herman was renowned for his expertise in x-ray analysis and mathematics, and his contributions in Linus Pauling’s Lab at the California Institute of Technology, led to Pauling being awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Branson’s achievements were not limited to the lab: he held several leadership positions during his lifetime, including Chairman of the Physics Department at Howard University for 27 years. We celebrate and honor Dr. Branson, not only as a pivotal figure in protein biology, but also as a powerful advocate for educational equity. His actions led to millions of dollars of federal aid being allocated to historically black colleges and universities.
February 11th is International Day of Women and Girls in Science
Chrissy holds the esteemed position of Protein Group Manager at PeproTech’s Headquarters in Cranbury, NJ. She takes pride in manufacturing new proteins alongside her team and is excited to know that researchers around the world use them to advance human health. Her monster work ethic and collaborative spirit make her an invaluable asset to our community. She credits much of her professional success in the lab to working in an environment that enables women to flourish at the same level as their male counterparts. Chrissy has been an important member of the PeproTech family for many years and we are privileged to see her work supporting scientific discoveries.
Dorothy is the Manager of our PeproTech office in South Korea. She started with us 15 years ago working in Sales and Marketing. Her dedication to science, and to PeproTech’s motto of “Our Support, Your Discovery” has provided her the growth and commitment to ascend to her current leadership of the team of seven employees in our Korean office. Dorothy strives to pursue equality in science and she enjoys working alongside her team that share the same goals and vision. She takes pride in the strong work environment of collaboration at PeproTech. Dorothy has been an important member of the PeproTech family for many years and we are privileged to have her, with her dedication and commitment, pushing us all forward.
Hannah has worn many hats during her 19 years with PeproTech, and is currently Manager of our PeproTech Asia office. She is thorough and analytical; her broad and diverse experience makes her an invaluable asset to her co-workers and clients. She believes that every contribution made, is significant to the advancement of understanding,
discoveries and solutions. We are proud of her achievements and the standards to which she holds herself. Hannah is a core and respected member of the PeproTech family: her dedication and commitment has led to her success and we look forward to seeing what her future holds.
As PeproTech’s dedicated Southwest US Sales Representative, Natasja serves the scientific community with our high-quality products and exceptional customer service. She is proud knowing that she is contributing to all stages of research, from the bench to the clinic. Her colleagues appreciate that she contributes a unique and valuable perspective, and the high level of support that she brings to our clients make her an integral part of our team. While taking pride in her job, Natasja loves being a role model for her two young daughters. Through her position at PeproTech, she shows her girls that they too can follow their dreams and have their voices heard. Natasja encourages women to seize every opportunity, to create their own path, and to making innovative and exciting contributions to science.
As a scientist in PeproTech’s Antibody Lab, Alesha has the opportunity to work in a field that she is very passionate about. Her curiosity and love of learning are nurtured at PeproTech, where she is able to work side-by-side some of the best professionals in the life sciences. Alesha is a valued member of the PeproTech Family and wants other aspiring female scientists to know that all of their dreams are possible!
Silvia takes great pride in working closely with our PeproGMP® product line, and in helping scientists and researchers achieve their goals. She combines her lively and energetic personality with her strong communication skills and knowledge to make meaningful, long lasting relationships with our customers. Silvia is passionate about the contributions made in the scientific field and to the well-being of others. She is analytical and thorough in her approach and her work, making her a valuable asset to the PeproTech Team. Silvia encourages aspiring female scientists not to underestimate themselves, and to have confidence in their ability and contributions.
Genevieve is proud to be a woman in science. She credits the trail blazing women who came before her, and who showed the world that women are equally capable of the ingenuity, creativity, dedication, and focus required to be a successful scientist. She feels fortunate to work in an environment where she is surrounded by strong, intelligent women in senior staff and managing scientist roles. She is excited that her young daughter wants to be a scientist too. Genevieve knows that it is important to show growing girls that women can have both a family and a career that they value. She shows us what it is to live as both a career woman and a mother, without judgement on either side. Genevieve’s work for PeproTech has been both impactful and long-lasting: she spearheaded the tissue-culture purification lab, which now yields 100+ proteins in our catalog. She recognizes that the founders of PeproTech trusted in her ability to initiate and develop a new product line. Her colleagues are grateful to follow her lead and stand beside her at the bench.
Jonelle has provided our customers with exceptional products and outstanding service for many years, as our Customer Service Manager in New Jersey. Her role as a Manager has given her the opportunity to work alongside and encourage other women in science, and fosters her belief that everyone has an important role to play. At PeproTech, Jonelle knows that her voice is respected and valued, and she has used it to showcase new ideas and implement positive change in the workplace. Jonelle believes everyone deserves to work for a company that values what you have to offer, but also appreciates and believes in you. We are privileged to have Jonelle, with her poise and her commitment, leading and inspiring others within the PeproTech family.
In 20+ years at PeproTech, Kristy has proudly supported the life science community by shipping our quality products around the globe. Kristy has grown with the company and is glad to work for an organization that both challenges and supports her in the work place. Her can-do spirit, along with her ability to meet the needs of our clients, make her an ideal manager. She motivates her co-workers and is highly valued as a dedicated member of the PeproTech Family. Kristy wants women in the life science field to know that they have the ability to make contributions and discoveries, that change lives.
Rose Ann is one of the newer scientists on the PeproTech team and she is excited to work on projects that expand her knowledge and capabilities. Being a Research Scientist has given Rose the opportunity to inspire new generations and exemplify that the field of science is a place for women to flourish. Rose believes in surrounding yourself with excellence and people who push you to be better. She encourages aspiring women in science to aim high and believe that you are going to be able to do what others can do. We are privileged to have Rose, with her confidence and devotion, inspiring others within the Scientific Community.
Sina, our Head of Sales for PeproTech Germany, is a respected member of the team. She values the culture of empathy, that PeproTech creates, and how employees and customers are treated as equal partners. She believes that there is an opportunity in every situation, and leads her team by example, with collaboration and teamwork. Her positive, upbeat, energetic personality motivates and inspires others to build strong relationships internally and externally. Sina wants to empower and support her peers, so that they can reach their full potential, and work together for a better tomorrow.
From an early age, Lucy had an interest in discovering how things work, so her choice to build a career in science is no surprise to those that know her. Her passion for learning motivates her to overcome the obstacles she encounters, and her curiosity and unwavering determination allow Lucy to succeed as PeproTech’s Lead Media Scientist. She has been an integral part of setting up our new Media Lab and continues to oversee it today. She finds fulfillment in being a part of a team that values her for her accomplishments and character, and her colleagues take much pleasure in standing beside her.
Bridget takes pride in knowing that she is one of our highly valued Research Scientists. Her role in the lab gives her the opportunity to work alongside many other talented women within the PeproTech community, and the result is that being a woman in science simply feels very normal to her. PeproTech appreciates, and recognizes, Bridget’s rockstar work ethic and the many ways that she supports her colleagues, as well as our industry. Women like Bridget push us all forward!
Maritza is our Customer Service and Office Manager in California. Her lively personality, along with her powerful communication skills, make her an ideal team leader. She motivates her co-workers and enjoys seeing them flourish within the company. She feels a sense of pride knowing that the orders that she and her team process are contributing to advances in human health and scientific research. Maritza is excited to be part of the ongoing positive evolution for women in science, and encourages women to keep striving for greatness.
As an integral part of our Quality Assurance and Technical Support Departments, Nicole leverages her expertise to ensure that our clients receive the resources necessary for making positive progress in their research and larger advancements for human health. She takes much pride in knowing that by working behind the scenes, she contributes to their success and to that of the PeproTech community. We applaud her high level of engagement and appreciate her joyful spirit. The community benefits from her willingness to engage in difficult work, as well as her dedication to the science community.
As a valued member of our global Sales Team, Vania oversees customer accounts in several countries throughout Europe. She takes pride in identifying new opportunities, developing them, and creating meaningful relationships with scientists. She is very passionate about the power of communication and engagement. With her vibrant and lively personality, Vania proudly supports various research projects from start to finish, making her an asset to both the company and the science community. Having a direct connection to the field, Vania is able to encourage aspiring female scientists to believe in themselves, and remind them that what they do matters for science and for society.
As our US Customer Service Assistant Manager, Jenifer combines her bright personality with her powerful communication skills, to make meaningful connections with our customers. She is proud to be a part of, and provide support to, the scientific community making significant progress and discoveries across the globe. She values her role in providing the link between the products being ordered, and the research that is advancing scientific discovery and human health. Jenifer encourages women, that are new to the sciences, to trust their gut, always practice empathy, and keep moving forward.
Teib joined our team 16 years ago when we launched our French office. Since those early days she has grown and developed her skills. She now flourishes in her role as the Manager of PeproTech France. She adapts and pivots to meet the ever changing demands of the market and our clients. Teib is committed, loyal and passionate about the industry, its scientific developments and the advancement of human health. She places a high value on the meaningful interactions she shares with customers in the field and colleagues across the globe. Teib is proud to work in a field that welcomes women and honors their achievements.
Kickstart your future in the Sciences--
apply before the January 31, 2021 deadline.
It's our Diversity Council's latest initiative to foster a more equitable and inclusive future-within our own walls and in the greater scientific community. The scholarship awards up to $40,000* to one current or incoming college student who self-identifies as a minority. The recipient will demonstrate great passion and potential in the Sciences, with an interest in pursuing a career in the field.
As a continued celebration of Womens Equality Day, we are highlighting some of the women of PeproTech who have led us to where we are today. Meet some of these amazing women below.