Staff Spotlight – Travis Thelen

Our Vice President of Products and Services Travis Thelen joined Virtual Chemistry in August 2003, bringing broad experience in life sciences, software development, and engineering. He came to us from Deltagen, Inc. where he served as Group Leader of Application Development.

While at Deltagen, Travis played a key role in LIMS (Laboratory Information Management Systems) development, data warehousing, and data management implementations, and development of Deltagen’s functional genomics platform DeltaBase.

Travis has consulted for such companies as: Gensym, TRW, BMC Software, Atlantic Research Corporation, U.S. Army LIA Labs, Computer Sciences Corporation, U.S. Air Force, and Ribozyme Pharmaceuticals.

He did postdoctoral work with Dr. Robert L. Welch of Gensym Corporation, working on applications of Bayesian network technology to fault diagnosis and real-time reliability analysis. He holds Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Chemical and Biological Engineering from the University of Colorado, Boulder. He also holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Michigan Technological University.

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