Raymond D. Stapleton Jr. ’92 has been named president and chief operating officer of ATCC, the world’s premier biological materials resource and standards organization.
Headquartered in Manassas, Virginia, ATCC is a nonprofit repository and distributor of materials such as cell lines, molecular genomics tools, microorganisms, and bioproducts, for use in research, academics, and industry. ATCC provides research and development standards to help scientists ensure safety and quality, conducts independent research, and more.
Before joining ATCC, Stapleton had more than 20 years’ experience at Iovance Biotherapeutics, Synthetic Biologics, and Merck and Company.
Stapleton majored in biology at Mary Washington and earned a Ph.D. in microbial ecology from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. A member of the American Society for Microbiology, he has served as a peer reviewer for scientific journals and has coauthored 17 peer-reviewed manuscripts.