ParaTechs’ mission is to develop innovative technologies and bring to market novel products to enable discovery and development in the areas of biotechnology. ParaTechs is pursuing partnering opportunities through commercial licensing and collaborative research and development.
ParaTechs Corporation is a privately held Biotechnology company formed in 2004
and is founded on intellectual property from the University of Kentucky.
Dr. Bruce Webb
President, Director, Founder
Dr. Webb, co-founder of ParaTechs Corporation, helps set research objectives, obtain financing and optimize company performance. He is the co-inventor on the VE-BEVS patents. Dr. Webb is a professor in the Department of Entomology and was the Director of the Agricultural Biotechnology Program at the University of Kentucky from 2005-2009. His research focuses upon parasites and pathogens of insects that regulate insect development and immunity and he has served as Principal or co-Principal investigator on over $5 million in Federal Research grants. Prior to this he was with the Department of Entomology, Rutgers University and Texas A&M University. Dr. Webb received his PhD in Zoology from the University of Washington. Dr. Webb has served on the editorial board for the Journal of General Virology and review panels for the USDA, EPA and NSF. Dr. Webb is author or co-author of 65 publications and has received the Thomas Poe Cooper Distinguished Research Award and the University of Kentucky Distinguished Research Professor Award. Dr. Webb is currently the Commercialization Executive for the College of Agriculture and the Chair of the Intellectual Property Committee of the University of Kentucky. His diverse research, teaching and practical contributions were recognized by the University of Kentucky in 2011 when he became a Provost’s Distinguished Service Professor.
Dr. Angelika Fath-Goodin
Chief Executive Officer, Chief Scientific Officer, Founder
Dr. Fath-Goodin, co-founder of ParaTechs Corporation, has exceptional experience in plant and insect molecular biology and has received and managed several USDA:SBIR and NIH:SBIR grants as well as state funding. Dr. Fath-Goodin completed her PhD at the Friedrich Miescher Institute/University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland in Plant Biochemistry and worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Department of Plant and Microbial Biology at the University of California, Berkeley before accepting a scientist’s position in the Webb Laboratory in the Entomology Department at the University of Kentucky. Dr. Fath-Goodin has been ParaTechs’ Chief Scientific Officer since 2004 and Chief Executive Officer since 2011.
Dr. Barbara Stone
Senior Research Scientist, Director of NSET Technology
Dr. Barbara Stone received a BS from the University of Illinois in 1988 in Microbiology. She received her PhD in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics from UCLA in 1994 studying microbial virulence factors. Postdoctoral training at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and the University of Kentucky also focused on bacterial/host cell interactions for pathogenic bacteria. Dr. Stone joined the ParaTechs team in December 2009 and is currently a senior research scientist and technical advisor for NSET. In addition to performing research and providing training, she is the PI for the NSET research program at ParaTechs and is the chair of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee. She is a member of the American Society for Microbiology, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Association for Laboratory Animal Science, and the International Society for Transgenic Technologies. Read Dr. Barbara Stone's NSET Workshop Bio.
Margaret (Margo) Landis
VP Business Development
Margo received her BA in Organizational & Mass Communications, with Human Psychology emphasis from the University of Kentucky in 1989. She began work in the Biotechnology industry in 1994 as administrative support for CEOs, Scientific Directors, Marketing and Sales. Margo joined the ParaTechs team in February of 2009 combining technical knowledge with sales and marketing skills to help identify, develop and promote the company’s products. She serves the roll of ‘Non-Scientist’ and one of two ‘Designated Review Members’ for ParaTechs’ Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee. She is a member of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science and the International Society for Transgenic Technologies. In her time away from work Margo enjoys cooking and spending time with family and friends.