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									                                 David A. Watson, Ph.D.
         9609 Cerro Largo Place, NW  Albuquerque, NM 87114  Ph: 505.980.4773

   Highly skilled administrator and scientist with extensive background and demonstrated
    achievements in laboratory management, academic research and teaching, and educational
    governance and administration. This unusual breadth of professional experience has led to
    exceptional capacity to facilitate interaction across the academic and scientific enterprises.
   Strengths include:
       proven ability to provide visionary leadership for diverse constituencies
       superior capacity to focus on specifics while maintaining awareness of big picture
       exceptional written and oral communications skills
       demonstrated success in productively interacting with media outlets as needed
       sustained record of securing research grants and government contracts
   Detailed CV available at:
   Ph.D. Molecular Biology (Honors Pass), University of Houston, TX, 1991
   M.S. Marine Biology, University of Houston, TX, 1986
   B.S. Biology (Magna Cum Laude) Millikin University, Decatur, IL, 1981
Associate Vice Chancellor for Sandia Operations, Office of Research & Tech Transfer
The University of Texas System (Sandia National Labs), Albuquerque, NM (2005-Present)
 Overseeing transition from an internal to an external review system for basic research for
   the Sandia National Laboratories, including creation and seating of new external science
   advisory board; Responsible for peer review budget
 Serving as liaison to facilitate Sandia-UT System collaborative research; assisting in
   identification of new opportunities for joint Sandia UT System proposals for research;
   functioning as POC between UT System PIs and Sandia Senior Technical Staff.
 Enabling delivery of postgraduate/professional, and P-16 educational outreach efforts from
   UT System institutions to Sandia National Labs.
Assistant Professor to Adjunct Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology
University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB), Galveston (1995-Present)
   Have taught graduate, medical school courses; performance consistently rated highly by
    students; 10 lectures delivered in 2005 ranked as most in Dept.; mentor for graduate and
    medical student rotations; co-advisor for completed dissertation
   Conducting funded research, with experiment manifested for Space Shuttle Flight STS-118
    (c. 2007); research productivity of 19 scientific papers, 30 abstracts, 23 invited lectures
   Have contributed service to Dept., Graduate School, and Medical School committees:
    graduate student recruitment, graduate/medical student admissions
   Other UTMB activities: Director, Summer High School Student Research Program (2004-
    2005), Director, Summer Undergraduate Research Program (1996-97); both through Office
    of Educational Outreach (funded by Howard Hughes Medical Institute); goal to promote
    interest in science by women/minorities; 63 students/4 science teachers served
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D.A. Watson, Ph.D.                          Resume                              Updated 10/29/2011

Program Manager, National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) Peer Review
InDyne, Inc., Houston, TX (1997-2005)
 Prepared, negotiated, and implemented series of 8 one-year contracts between NSBRI and
   InDyne, totaling almost 4 million dollars
 Administered peer review of nearly 700 research and education/outreach proposals;
   managed up to 20 staff (including Ph.D./M.D., other scientific, IT, logistics); has led to
   NSBRI grants portfolio of $25M/year (~80 research projects, 4 education/outreach efforts)
 Identified, recruited, and seated independent Board of Scientific Counselors (BSC), and
   managed BSC annual progress evaluation meetings; panel of 14 eminent scientists provides
   vital feedback to Institute senior management to assist in determining strategic direction
 Participated in development of NASA Research Announcements; created, and assisted in
   field-testing of programmatic relevance/scientific merit assessment metrics for
   proposed/ongoing investigations
 Other NSBRI activities: member, Executive Science and Medicine Council; three terms as
   elected Executive Secretary, Industry Forum; Invited participant, Education/Outreach
   Planning Workshop; substantial work done in Washington, D.C.-NASA HQ
 InDyne corporate contributions: member, proposal teams to capture Government contracts;
   experiences as Pink Team/Red Team Reviewer and Technical Volume Lead Author
 Training in: Advanced Project Management for Government Contracts, including Cost
   Control, Earned Value Management, and Task/Delivery Order Management (SpaceHab,
   Inc.); Shipley Method for Government Procurement Proposal Writing (Veridian, Inc.)
Assistant Professor, Department of Veterinary & Microbiological Sciences
North Dakota State University, Fargo (1993-95)
 Taught undergraduate, graduate, service courses; Coordinator for Dept. seminar series,
   graduate student journal club; mentor for undergraduate projects, graduate student
   rotations; advisor for completed thesis
 Conducted funded research; Louis Weinstein Award, Clin. Infect. Dis. (1993), best clinical
   manuscript; excellent productivity (7 scientific papers; 9 abstracts; 14 invited lectures)
 Contributed university-wide service, including Safety Committee, Joint NDSU-USDA
   Transgenic Plants Safety Committee, Graduate Cell & Molecular Biology Steering
   Committee, and Natural Resources Interdisciplinary Management Program
 Other activities: hosted summer students for North Dakota USDA EPSCoR, Governor’s
   School (student won university-wide research award, 1994)
Postdoctoral Fellow in Molecular Microbiology
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX (1991-92)
Academic Hospital Utrecht, The Netherlands, (1992-93)
 Conducted research on molecular basis for bacterial pathogenesis in humans
 Delivered 19 invited lectures; consultant to researchers across Netherlands
 Netherlands Fellowship was competitive grant from Dutch government
 Outstanding productivity, including 10 published papers, 26 abstracts
Chief Research Technician and Laboratory Manager, Infectious Disease Section
Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, TX (1986-91)
 Supervised      research     technicians;    coordinated  residents/fellows  research;
   Radiation/Chemical Safety Officer; responsible for locked medical products inventory
   (highest rank GS-12)

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D.A. Watson, Ph.D.                           Resume                             Updated 10/29/2011

   While carrying out above full-time duties, also completed graduate coursework and
    dissertation research, University of Houston (1988-91) to earn PhD in Molecular Biology
   Received Awards for “Sustained Superior Performance Resulting in Improvement of
    Operations” (1987 and 1990) and for “Exceptional Performance” (1987-92); excellent
    productivity, including 10 papers, 13 abstracts, 3 invited lectures
Prior Teaching Experience
University of Houston, TX (1981-86)
Millikin University, Decatur, IL (1979-81)
Richland Community College, Decatur, IL (1978-79)
   President, Board of Trustees, Pearland, TX School District, 2004-05, and Member, 2001-05
    (15,200+ students 2005-06; $100M budget; 1600+ employees)
   Member, Executive Board, Bay Area (TX) Council, Boy Scouts of America, 2005
   Member, Board of Directors, Houston-Galveston Area Council, 2003-2005
   Member, Mayor’s Committee on Higher Education, City of Pearland, TX, 2003-2005
   President, Friendswood, TX Lions Club, 1988-89 (charter member)
   2006; External Advisory Board, Southeast Texas (Educational Service Centers IV and V),
    Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (T-STEM) Center, UTMB.
   Invited Guest on Radio Program “Science Studio”; KTEP 88.5 FM, El Paso, TX April
    2006; Invited Guest on Radio Program “High Tech New Mexico”; KKOB 770 AM,
    Albuquerque, NM January 2006.
   Testimony before Texas House of Representatives Public Education Committee, on behalf
    of Texas Association of School Boards, March and April, 2005
   Monthly columnist for The Baycomber magazine, Seabrook, TX, 1999-2003; BayRunner
    magazine, League City, TX, 2003-Present; 77 original monthly columns.
   Member, National Association of Science Writers (incl. press credentials), 2002-Present
   Reviewer of scientific manuscripts for numerous first-tier journals (e.g. J. Infect. Dis.,
    Emerg. Infect. Dis., Infect. Immun.), 1997-Present
   Reviewer of grant proposals for multiple federal agencies (e.g. Dept. of Veterans Affairs,
    USDA, U.S. Civilian R&D Foundation), 1997-Present
   Published: 49 scientific papers; 82 abstracts; 186 items in popular press, 1983-Present
   Honorary Life Member, Texas PTA, Awarded by Pearland ISD Council of PTAs, 2005
   Who’s Who in America, 56th-60th Editions, 2001-2005
   Reader, AP End-of-Course Exam in Biology, Educational Testing Service, 2002-04
   Presenter, “Implementation of Standardized Dress,” National School Boards Association,
    Annual Meeting, May 2003; Invited Presenter, “Parent Participation: What It Is, and Why
    It Matters,” Texas Association of School Boards, Annual Meeting, September 2003.
   Texas Association of School Boards Leadership Institute (Master Trustee Graduate), 2003
   Supervisor/mentor for 20 science fair projects, 1989-2000, including 1 Grand, 1 Reserve
    Grand Award Winners, Science and Engineering Fair of Houston; judge for 17 science
    competitions at wide variety of educational levels, 1997-2005
   Co-Editor of book, Constitutional Resistance to Infection. Medical Intelligence Unit, R. G.
    Landes Co., Austin, TX, 1995
   Elected to Sigma Zeta, 1980; Phi Kappa Phi, 1981; and Sigma Xi, 1986

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