Senior Scientist & Outreach Coordinator
Ken is a University of California, San Diego (UCSD) graduate (Biochemistry and Cell Biology) and recent retiree (Biomedical Researcher, UCSD School of Medicine). During his research career, he developed a wide range of skills and experiences including molecular biology, recombinant protein expression (prokaryote/eukaryote systems) and characterization, enzyme kinetics, molecular diagnostic testing, all while researching various aspects of numerous parasitic organisms, viruses, and bacterium. He was also fortunate to be involved from bench-to-bedside as a member of a phase 3 clinical trial study. Throughout his career, Ken was also involved in mentoring University junior faculty members, as well as medical, pharmacy, graduate, undergraduate, and high school students.
Ken spent nine years mentoring 4th and 5th grade students in a hands-on interactive after-school science program. The experience of watching young minds engaged in building better projects through logical and creative thinking was enlightening, well beyond any words can describe.
Ken desires to continue providing challenging opportunities in developing inquisitiveness and creativity in today’s youth. His main priority is to continue to build upon the community outreach program of the Institute. As a member of The Boz Institute team, he strives to provide the critical thinking foundation required to unleash the power of unlimited enthusiasm, growth, and possibilities that we all possess.