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Nathan C. Donelson, PhD

Manager, Lab Operations: Biology

Nathan C. Donelson is the biology lab operations manager and bio safety officer at LabCentral. He provides managerial support to the lab operations associates, oversees equipment process development, and interfaces with sponsor and resident companies to ensure that they have the resources they need to meet their unique goals. Nathan previously worked as a scientist at Biogen, with a research focus on sleep disorders and Alpha-synuclein clearance in Parkinson’s Disease cell models. He previously studied as a postdoc at Harvard Medical School and Brandeis University where he developed novel methods for collecting and analyzing long-duration locomotor and circadian rhythm data with Drosophila. He earned a PhD in neuroscience from Bowling Green State University and has extensive research experience in animal behavior, genetics/molecular/cell biology, and biostatistics. Nathan’s diverse background also includes teaching as an adjunct professor at Brandeis University and developing curricula for middle school inquiry-based science lessons.

Favorite school science project: "My favorite experiment from middle school was when we used acid to dissolve the zinc core of a penny, leaving only the thin copper jacket behind. It was amazing to see the solid metal bubble away."