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Discovery Life Sciences Appoints Executive Vice President to Support Rapid Progress in Proteomics

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., August 23, 2022, Discovery Life Sciences™ (Discovery), the Biospecimen and Biomarker Specialists™, today announced the appointment of Michael Pisano, Ph.D. as its executive vice president of proteomics.  Dr. Pisano brings to Discovery more than two decades of executive leadership and management experience in the proteomics and broader life sciences space.  In this role, Dr. Pisano is spearheading the expansion of Discovery’s existing biomarker discovery services to include an array of proteomic platforms that will complement its existing genomic and tissue biomarker services to comprehensively support biomarker research. 

Michael is a highly experienced and recognized leader in proteomics, and we are excited to have him on the Discovery team to bolster our biomarker discovery capabilities. Our vision is to be a prominent, comprehensive proteomics service provider for our customers from discovery to clinical segments across the pharma, biotech, and diagnostic industries.  We are very fortunate that he elected to join the Discovery team as the next step forward in his profound career journey.  We are confident that he will play a central role to help us achieve that vision.

Jay Scherer

Chief Operating Officer, Discovery Life Sciences

Prior to joining Discovery, Dr. Pisano served as vice president of business development and contract research at Cayman Chemical.  During his eight-year tenure there, he held roles of increasing responsibility that culminated with the launch of a new contract services division.  Previously in his career, he held senior management positions in various life science companies and, as an entrepreneur, successfully started a contract research organization for biomarker and proteomic research, which he grew to profitability and sold.

Discovery’s goal is to propel proteomics over the threshold to full adoption in the drug discovery pipeline. The addition of proteomics to our service portfolio means Discovery now can deliver on multi-omic projects, as we currently provide genomics, IHC, and flow cytometry, with plans to offer lipidomics and metabolomics in the near future.  I am excited to be a part of Discovery’s strategy to build this one-stop-shop experience for biomarker discovery and development services.

Michael Pisano, Ph.D

Executive Vice President of Proteomics, Discovery Life Sciences

About Discovery Life Sciences and HudsonAlpha Discovery

Discovery Life Sciences is the company of biospecimen and biomarker specialists, combining the world’s largest commercial biospecimen inventory and procurement network with preeminent multi-omic biomarker service laboratories to accelerate precision medicine programs for cancer, infectious disease, and other complex conditions.  We are a leading provider of highly characterized human cellular starting materials and expert multi-omic analytical services to advance cell and gene therapy research, development, and manufacturing programs.

HudsonAlpha Discovery® is Discovery’s sequencing and bioinformatics division, a globally recognized service laboratory that leverages the most current genomic research technologies to comprehensively support discovery, translational, and clinical research.

Driven by science, the Discovery team engages with customers in an innovative, consultative approach to overcoming obstacles and reaching a faster end result.  We are Science at your Service™!  For more information, visit

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