June 8, 2021

Vetsina appoints new laboratory scientist



Vetsina has utilised the UK government's Kickstart Scheme to partially fund the appointment of laboratory scientist Brandon Shek to help its team in developing innovative animal health diagnostics for veterinary use.


"Brandon has an honours degree in biotechnology from the University of Edinburgh and undertook a year-long master's research project in clinical veterinary sciences, but was waiting for his first opportunity to apply his knowledge in a commercial setting," said Simon Wheeler, Vetsina's chief executive officer. "As we approach our company's first birthday in July, the Kickstart Scheme funding provided a valuable opportunity both to strengthen our team and give an outstanding candidate a gateway into the industry."


Shek's honours degree research project focused on characterising the effects of tenascin c in inflammatory bowel disease using a mouse model.


Aiming to build on a foundation of knowledge from biotechnology and expand his technical expertise, Shek undertook a year-long master's research project in Clinical Veterinary Sciences at the Roslin Institute as part of the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Sciences, investigating genetic influences on the development of feline tooth resorption.


- Vetsina