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Marsha W. Timmerman, M.S.

Contact Information

Office: Holroyd Hall, Room 245
Phone: 215.951.5133
Email: timmerma@lasalle.edu


Profile

Prior to joining La Salle, Ms. Timmerman had more than fourteen years of experience with biotechnology start-up companies. She was a founding scientist with Enzymatics, Inc., a medical diagnostics company. After Enyzmatics, she co-founded JWT, Inc., a sports medicine company, and served as president of JWT until its merger with Binax, Inc. She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in zoology from Michigan State University and Rutgers University. In 1995, Ms. Timmerman was named Working Woman Magazine’s Entrepreneurial Grant Award Winner. Ms. Timmerman also consults for several small companies.

In 1999, she joined the faculty at La Salle University as an Assistant Professor to collaborate on the development of a new Bachelor of Science degree in Integrated Science, Business, and Technology. Ms. Timmerman develops and teaches courses in the Life Sciences, Tissue Culture, Bioprocessing, and Entrepreneurship. She is also the faculty advisor for the Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) team.

Areas of Expertise

  • Tissue Culture
  • Bioprocessing
  • Medical Diagnostics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Invitro Fertilization
  • Clinical Trial Management

Education

  • Rutgers University, M.S. Zoology, 1971
  • Michigan State University, B.S. Zoology, 1969

Teaching

  • Living Systems I
  • Living Systems Technology
  • Living Systems II
  • Technology and Business Analysis
  • Methods in Biotechnology
  • Tissue Culture
  • Entrepreneurship and High Tech Business I
  • Entrepreneurship and High Tech Business II
  • Bioinformatics
  • Bioprocessing

Employment History

  • 1999 – Present, Assistant Professor of Integrated Science, Business and Technology, La Salle University
  • 1998 – 1999, Product Manager for LacTest®, Binax Services, Inc.
  • 1994 – 1998, President and co-Founder of JWT, Inc.
  • 1994 – 1995, Director of Histochemistry, ImmunaCare Corporation
  • 1985 – 1994, Founding Scientist and Research Director, Enzymatics, Inc.
  • 1971 – 1985, Researcher, Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.

Patents and Selected Presentations

  • Palmer, John L., and Marsha W. Timmerman. Digital Threshold Color Control System. Enzymatics, Inc., assignee. Patent CA1312539. 12 Jan. 1993. Print.
  • Palmer, John L., James B. Johnston, and Marsha W. Timmerman. System
    and Devices for the Assay and Detection of Biochemical Molecules.
    Enzymatics, Inc., assignee.
    Patent US5126247. 30 June 1992. Print.
  • Palmer, John L., Marsha W. Timmerman, and Stephan D. Daubney. Acetaldehyde Trapping System. Enzymatics, Inc., assignee. Patent US5112741. 12 May 1992. Print.
  • Palmer, John L., and Marsha W. Timmerman. Threshold Color Control System. Enzymatics, Inc., assignee. Patent US5036000. 30 July 1991. Print.
  • Palmer, John L., and Marsha W. Timmerman. Color Control System. Enzymatics, Inc., assignee. Patent US5032506. 16 July 1991. Print.
  • Palmer, John L., James B. Johnston, and Marsha W. Timmerman. System
    and Devices for the Assay and Detection of Biochemical Molecules.
    Enzymatics, Inc., assignee.
    Patent EO0330517. 30 Aug. 1989. Print.
  • Palmer, John L., and Marsha W. Timmerman. Digital Colorimetric Quantitative Assay System. Enzymatics, Inc., assignee. Patent EP0317070. 24 May 1989. Print.
  • Palmer, John L., and Marsha W. Timmerman. Digital Threshold Colour Control System. Enzymaitcs, Inc., assignee. Patent EP0279988. 31 Aug. 1988. Print.
  • Worrilow, Kathryn, Chizoba Uzochukwu, Jaime Bower, Marsha Wender-Timmerman, and Sherrine Eid. “The Hyaluronan Binding Assay (HBA): a Statistically Significant and Robust Diagnostic Assay in Directing Assisted Reproductive Technologies (art) Treatment and Predicting Clinical Pregnancy (cp).” American Andrology Society. Philadelphia, PA. Apr. 2009. Presentation.
  • Weaver, William L., Marsha W. Timmerman, and Nancy L. Jones. “Incorporation of a Virtual Control Room into the Integrated Science, Business and Technology Program.” NSF Catalyzed Innovations, Undergraduate Curriculum Symposium, Chemical Education Division, 234th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society. Boston, MA. 19 Aug. 2007. Presentation.

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