From the PhD to President & CEO
Dream of independence and your own company? Human Workflows and SciPhD co-founder Randy Ribaudo discusses the rewards and challenges of entrepreneurship, and how scientists can apply their problem-solving skills—and improve their communication skills—to successfully start and run a business.
Published March 15, 2013
Randall Ribaudo, PhD
President & CEO, Human Workflows
Human Workflows and SciPhD co-founder Randall Ribaudo has over twenty years of experience in the Scientific Research and biotechnology field and has successfully made the transition from academia to industry. Ribaudo co-founded Human Workflows after more than five years at Celera Genomics. Prior to Celera, Ribaudo worked at the biotechnology and bioinformatics company Molecular Applications Group, where he was responsible for presenting the revolutionary capabilities of MAG's products to representatives in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and academic communities. Ribaudo also has extensive experience in the academic biological life sciences arena. After receiving a PhD in Immunology at the University of Connecticut, Ribaudo joined the Laboratory of Immunology, NIAID at the National Institutes of Health. He later accepted a position in the National Cancer Institute in the Laboratory of Immune Cell Biology as a Principal Investigator. There, he developed his own research program studying the immune response to viruses and tumors, leading a team of postdoctoral fellows, technicians, and University and High School students. His work at the National Cancer Institute led to the development of a novel technology to develop vaccines against tumors and viruses. Ribaudo holds patents for this technology which are now being further developed by private companies.