Dr Nick Samaras

BSc (Hons), PhD, MBA, FAIM, FAICD, FWCLP
Professor
ANU College of Health and Medicine
T: +61 409 447 746

Biography

BSc (Hons), PhD, MBA, FAIM, FAICD, FWCLP

Professor Samaras has had over 30 years’ business experience in the global Life Sciences industry and is a recognised and respected industry expert. He has held a number of senior executive level positions in management, marketing, sales, and research and development. His roles have included appointments as Managing Director of Applied Biosystems Pty Ltd (now part of Thermo Fisher), and senior roles with Perkin Elmer and AMRAD Corporation (now part of CSL).

Professor Samaras is an experienced executive, non-executive and Board Chairman, having served on the boards of several biotechnology companies and is currently the chairman of ASX-listed company Genetic Signatures. For the past 15 years he has focused his efforts on facilitating the international market expansion of a number of US biotechnology companies.

Professor Samaras holds a BSc with Honors in Pathology and Immunology from Monash University and a PhD in Medical Biology (WEHI) from the Department of Medicine at The University of Melbourne, and is currently Professor at La Trobe University’s Institute for Molecular Sciences, Professor (Practice) Monash University Faculty of Medicine School of Biomedical Sciences  and Enterprise Professor Faculty of Medicine University of Melbourne .

He also holds post-graduate business qualifications which include an MBA from the School of Management at RMIT University, and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Australian Institute of Management.

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