Shauna Farr-Jones, Ph.D., has over 11 years of experience in assisting life science companies secure grant and contract funding from numerous government and philanthropic agencies. With her assistance, companies have been awarded over $125 million from agencies including BARDA, EPA, NIH, DTRA, USDA, DARPA and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. She provides strategic input on both research and business plans, as well as identifying funding opportunities. Previously, she was Senior Writer BioCentury Publications, where she analyzed and wrote about the biotechnology industry. Currently, she assists life science companies obtain funding for their research and development efforts. She was previously a post-doctoral fellow at UCSF in the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry and has a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Tufts University.