Don joined the BrightSpec team in January 2021 to assist in further developing MRR for natural product molecular detection at trace levels. Specifically, Don's analytical experience in industrial biochemical and natural product applications is being leveraged to expand the MRR platform across various quality metrics and process improvements. His integrative analytical approach along with customer focused project management experience has allowed Don and his colleagues to uncover unique perspectives of industrial processes; from new fermentation metabolite dynamics, which led to developing a new industrial enzyme offering for DuPont, to bringing new insights into quality metrics of natural botanical products for Frontier Co-op.
Dr. Cannon received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Pittsburgh, a Master of Arts degree from the University of South Dakota, and a Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from The Pennsylvania State University. His academic experience also includes a Beckman Postdoctoral Fellowship at UIUC and several years as an Assistant Professor at the University of Iowa.
Contact Don: don.cannon(at)brightspec.com