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Vanessa Allwardt
Project Manager
Last active: 3/30/2020

Profile

In the past six years I have successfully managed more than $17.8M of complex, multi-institutional and sometimes international R&D projects for the development of organs-on-chips, hardware, electrochemical sensors, and software for drug and toxicant screening. 
More recently, I have been tasked with in-depth strategic planning and business development utilizing my analytical strengths to uncover requirements, risks, and opportunities, while simplifying complexity into relevant structures for my teams. I am also highly skilled at preparing outreach materials in various formats (e.g., extensive web design and development, video interviews, informational handouts for congressional members), and scientific/technical writing and copyediting

My personal successes include securing $4.34M in competition for a secondary project phase, as well as introducing many strategic process improvements and creative solutions that support and enable my teams in achieving innovative, challenging goals. Due to my broad research experience with cross-functional, virtual and co-localized teams I am skilled at conversing with stakeholders from many different specialty areas. I am highly analytical and utilize an individualized approach for working with people and projects.

 

I prefer to maintain an individualized approach for my projects and I am skilled at hybrid (agile and traditional waterfall) project management, considering not only different work approaches in different teams, but also the high-risk research environment, while allowing for flexibility to innovate and providing detailed guidelines to meet the specified goals and requirements.

 

Publications

The following timeline graph is generated from all co-authored publications.

Featured publications are shown below:

  1. Structural Characterization of Methylenedianiline Regioisomers by Ion Mobility-Mass Spectrometry and Tandem Mass Spectrometry. 4. 3-Ring and 4-Ring Isomers. Crescentini TM, Stow SM, Forsythe JG, May JC, McLean JA, Hercules DM (2018) Anal Chem 90(24): 14453-14461
    › Primary publication · 30479133 (PubMed) · PMC6324837 (PubMed Central)
  2. Structural Characterization of Methylenedianiline Regioisomers by Ion Mobility-Mass Spectrometry, Tandem Mass Spectrometry, and Computational Strategies. 3. MALDI Spectra of 2-Ring Isomers. Stow SM, Crescentini TM, Forsythe JG, May JC, McLean JA, Hercules DM (2017) Anal Chem 89(18): 9900-9910
    › Primary publication · 28803462 (PubMed) · PMC5744662 (PubMed Central)
  3. Recreating blood-brain barrier physiology and structure on chip: A novel neurovascular microfluidic bioreactor. Brown JA, Pensabene V, Markov DA, Allwardt V, Neely MD, Shi M, Britt CM, Hoilett OS, Yang Q, Brewer BM, Samson PC, McCawley LJ, May JM, Webb DJ, Li D, Bowman AB, Reiserer RS, Wikswo JP (2015) Biomicrofluidics 9(5): 054124
    › Primary publication · 26576206 (PubMed) · PMC4627929 (PubMed Central)
  4. Structural Characterization of Methylenedianiline Regioisomers by Ion Mobility-Mass Spectrometry, Tandem Mass Spectrometry, and Computational Strategies. 2. Electrospray Spectra of 3-Ring and 4-Ring Isomers. Stow SM, Onifer TM, Forsythe JG, Nefzger H, Kwiecien NW, May JC, McLean JA, Hercules DM (2015) Anal Chem 87(12): 6288-96
    › Primary publication · 25971782 (PubMed) · PMC5642105 (PubMed Central)
  5. Wavelet-based peak detection and a new charge inference procedure for MS/MS implemented in ProteoWizard's msConvert. French WR, Zimmerman LJ, Schilling B, Gibson BW, Miller CA, Townsend RR, Sherrod SD, Goodwin CR, McLean JA, Tabb DL (2015) J Proteome Res 14(2): 1299-307
    › Primary publication · 25411686 (PubMed) · PMC4324452 (PubMed Central)
  6. Phosphorylation of serine 106 in Asef2 regulates cell migration and adhesion turnover. Evans JC, Hines KM, Forsythe JG, Erdogan B, Shi M, Hill S, Rose KL, McLean JA, Webb DJ (2014) J Proteome Res 13(7): 3303-13
    › Primary publication · 24874604 (PubMed) · PMC4084842 (PubMed Central)
  7. Structural characterization of methylenedianiline regioisomers by ion mobility-mass spectrometry, tandem mass spectrometry, and computational strategies: I. Electrospray spectra of 2-ring isomers. Forsythe JG, Stow SM, Nefzger H, Kwiecien NW, May JC, McLean JA, Hercules DM (2014) Anal Chem 86(9): 4362-70
    › Primary publication · 24678803 (PubMed) · PMC4014176 (PubMed Central)
  8. Glia co-culture with neurons in microfluidic platforms promotes the formation and stabilization of synaptic contacts. Shi M, Majumdar D, Gao Y, Brewer BM, Goodwin CR, McLean JA, Li D, Webb DJ (2013) Lab Chip 13(15): 3008-21
    › Primary publication · 23736663 (PubMed) · PMC3712871 (PubMed Central)