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JHU Faculty Member Named to Maryland Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO) Board of Directors

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On Friday, February 19, Lynn Johnson Langer, PhD, Senior Associate Program Chair in the Center for Biotechnology Education at Johns Hopkins University and President of Women in Bio, received a nomination for an appointment to the Maryland Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO) Board of Directors. Langer's appointment was included in a list of 191 “green bag” nominations for appointment and reappointment submitted by Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley for a number of Maryland Boards.

“Commercialization of technology is vital to the economic growth of the state,” said Langer in response to her appointment. “I am honored to be part of such an important organization.”

“From being elected President of Women in Bio to her work mentoring Hopkins students via the Hopkins Biotech Network, Lynn has accomplished a great deal already in her professional career. Her appointment to the TEDCO Board is a true reflection of her leadership skills and her many accomplishments at Hopkins and in the State of Maryland,” said Sarah Steinberg, Senior Associate Dean, Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, Johns Hopkins University. “This appointment is well-deserved and we are very proud of Lynn.”

Prior to her position at the Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Langer was the Founder and Managing Partner of BioPlan Associates, Inc., a marketing research and management consulting organization. She also has served as a lecturer at the Johns Hopkins University teaching courses in biotechnology, biotechnology business, marketing and management.  She is the founding member of the Bio-Entrepreneur Education Steering Committee, with member schools including Stanford, Kellogg, and University of Colorado, among others.  She was nominated for the 2008 Fredric M. Jablin Dissertation Award.

She is a member of the Regulatory Affairs Professional Society, the Healthcare Business Women’s Association, the International Leadership Association, the Hopkins Biotechnology Network Advisory Board, the Biotechnology Industry Organization, the Technology Council of Maryland, and the Maryland BioAlliance.

She received her Bachelor of Science in Microbiology from the University of Maryland in 1977, received her Masters of Business Administration from the Johns Hopkins University in 2000, and received her Ph.D. in Leadership and Change from the Antioch University in 2008.  She is a resident of Montgomery County.

Read the Governor's release.

CATEGORY: Academics, Research