OARDC names Brummet executive director of BioHio Research Park

WOOSTER, Ohio — Ohio State University’s Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center has named Shauna R. Brummet as president and executive director of its BioHio Research Park in northeast Ohio. She will begin her position in April.

Brummet will be responsible for operations, development and recruitment of tenants for BioHio — a first-in-the-state business and technology center aimed at advancing agricultural biosciences.

A resident of Wadsworth, Ohio, Brummet has more than 20 years of experience as a scientist and manager at a variety of companies engaged in bioscience research and commercialization. Previous positions include chief operating officer for Fluence Therapeutics, a University Hospitals/Case Medical Center spinoff commercializing photodynamic therapy for several skin conditions, and director of strategic industry innovation alliances and grants for Akron’s Austen BioInnovation Institute.

Brummet has also been vice president of the board and chief scientist for Alpaca Registry, Inc. of Lincoln, Neb.; vice president of program management for NineSigma; and senior and principal scientist at United States Biochemical Corp. and Amersham Life Sciences of Cleveland, where she launched the first commercial DNA sequencing service in the country.

Brummet has a master’s degree in analytical chemistry and a doctorate in chemistry/biochemistry, both from the University of Akron.

BioHio Research Park includes a 95-acre site adjacent to the OARDC campus that was recently enhanced with an improved access road, job-ready site preparation and utilities in partnership with the city of Wooster. Cleveland-based quasar energy group operates its flagship anaerobic digester on this site. Also available to tenants is Pounden Innovation Hall, which offers flexible office and laboratory space.

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