Dr. Hawley LinkeVice President of Scientific Affairs
A basic scientist by training and early experience, Hawley has over 25 years in the biomedicine/healthcare field primarily working for a global leader in pharmaceuticals and life sciences. She was engaged for several years in exploiting cutting-edge molecular tools to develop diagnostics for previously unidentified virus diseases. Additional bench science study led to the development of novel recombinant molecules derived from the human genome to enhance human nutrition, as expressed in transgenic organisms and mammals; and developed some of these molecules through large scale manufacturing and product development for metabolic disease. Later she directed clinical studies documenting new nutritional formulas with enhanced health care benefits acceptable to the FDA. Hawley has extensive experience in technology assessment, theoretical investigations, grant applications, and development of astute white paper documentation over a broad range of scientific and biomedical considerations. Her goal is to assure that the quality of scientific engagement and productivity at SPRIM reflects the exceptional standards and aspirations of its partners and clients.
She has produced basic and applied research publications and patents/patent applications in cellular processes, virology, immunology, and human nutrition.
Hawley earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from San Diego State University in Zoology, a doctorate in Molecular Biology from University of California, Los Angeles, and engaged in postdoctoral studies in the Department of Pathology at Stanford University School of Medicine.