Chris Werner manages the Instrument Design and Fabrication Shared Resource facility for Janelia. He and his team of engineers and technicians collaborate closely with JFRC scientists to co-develop custom instrumentation solutions that enable research to move forward. Chris believes that the synergy between science and engineering can move research faster than ever before. He studied Mechanical Engineering Technology at Central New England College, and Business Management at Northeastern University. He brings over 25 years of experience in technology and business development, and engineering management, all within the laboratory instrumentation field. His past experiences include Director of Engineering and QA at ArQule, a high throughput organic synthesis for drug discovery platform and tools company, and VP of Engineering for Microfluidics Corp, both located in greater Boston. He held positions of increasing responsibility with the Zymark Corporation, which was known as the pioneer in laboratory robotics from the early 80's. Prior to joining HHMI, Chris was consulting with several pharmaceutical drug discovery and development organizations in the Boston area.