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Sylvia Norman in "What Kind of Woman are YOU?" IWD series

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Sylvia Norman, PhD, PMP is the Founder & Principal Consultant at Molecular Diagnostics Consulting. Her company provides consulting services to start-up and small biotechnology companies developing diagnostic products for medical testing. Dr. Norman has a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Colorado at Denver and a PhD specializing in Genetics from Arizona State University. She also holds a Project Management certification (Project Management Institute). Dr. Norman has several years of experience working with biotechnology company teams to develop medical products for the detection of cancer and infectious diseases. These products include diagnostic tests to detect HPV, Influenza, West Nile Virus, Melanoma, lung cancer and pharmacogenetic testing. Her experience in the biotechnology industry includes directing teams developing diagnostic products approved by the FDA and CLIA. Dr. Norman has several publications and patents resulting from her career in biotechnology and academia. She is actively involved in the San Diego biotech/pharma community through membership in professional organizations & networking groups. In her time off, Dr. Norman is dedicated to mentoring students interested in science and technology careers and she is an avid foodie.  She even took a break from her career to attend the San Diego Culinary Institute and work as a prep cook at the Golden Door Spa.