Bios for DNAS Directors:
Jack Ball is President of Tyball Associates, LLC., a consulting company bringing 21st century sales and marketing strategies, that are highly capital efficient, to companies in the biotech tools space. Mr. Ball has a long and proven record for bringing life science products to market and capitalizing on existing product potential. Most recently he was Chief Commercial Officer at Accuri Cytometers, where he developed a novel commercialization model that was highly capital efficient. He and the management team sold the company to Becton Dickinson for $205M in March 2011. Prior to Accuri Cytometers, he was CEO of Amnis and held executive positions at Orchid Biosciences and Amersham Pharmacia.
Mr. Ball holds a BS from the University of Georgia, Athens.
Ted Dacko serves as CEO of Arbor Dakota. Prior to founding Arbor Dakota, Ted has led five other software firms as CEO. Most recently, Ted was CEO of HealthMedia, which he grew from zero to $40M before selling the company to Johnson & Johnson for $187M. Ted has spent over 40 years in software companies and is currently CEO of XLerant, a SaaS model for higher education budgeting software.
Mr. Dacko holds a BS from Waynesburg College and a MS in Mathematics from The College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, VA.
Margaret McCammon, Ph.D.
Margaret McCammon is currently the portfolio manager for DNA Software, Inc. with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. Prior to joining the MEDC, Dr. McCammon was a research translation specialist at the University of Michigan and a business development consultant at the Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge.
Dr. McCammon holds a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Oxford and an MBA from the University of Cambridge.
Joseph A. Johnson
Joseph Johnson is currently Vice President of Business Development for DNA Software, Inc, a position he has held since August 2010. Mr. Johnson has a proven track record in biotechnology which includes sales awards and management of a team of international distributors. Before joining DNA Software, Mr. Johnson worked in various sales functions at Neogen Corporation and Kelly Scientific.
Mr. Johnson holds a BS and MA from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
John SantaLucia, Ph.D.
A world-renowned expert in nucleic acid hybridization, Dr. John SantaLucia co-founded DNA Software in 2000 and began his tenure as CEO and President in August, 2010. Dr. SantaLucia provides the vision and leadership for the company’s technologies and marketplace opportunities. His education includes a BS in Chemistry; Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY, a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry; University of Rochester, Rochester, NY and his post-doctoral work was in Biophysical Chemistry; University of California, Berkeley.