The coronavirus pandemic has shown a large spotlight on the role of science and scientists in keeping us safe in the ever changing fight against sickness.
Damon Epling, Class of 2004, has been a scientist for Thermo Fisher Scientific since 2008. He's now the lead scientist for antibody production. He is responsible for coordinating, managing and tracking a group of scientists producing antibodies.
Thermo Fisher is a global corporation based in Massachusetts, but it has a long history in Rockford where its staff focuses on the development and manufacturing of products for protein research.
At Harlem, Epling was a member of the student council and Students For Action. He earned a bachelor's degree in molecular and cellular biology from the University of Illinois in 2008. In 2017, he added a master's degree in medical biotechnology from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford