Scientific Staff

Kristen L. Smith, PhD, D(ABMM)

Laboratory Director

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Dr. Smith earned her doctorate in Molecular Genetics and Microbiology at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship in clinical microbiology at the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York and is a certified diplomate of the American Board of Medical Microbiology. Dr. Smith oversees the scientific integrity and regulatory compliance of the testing performed at ViroMed.

Daniel Wheeler

Manager, ViroMed Laboratories

T 336-436-2123

Daniel received his bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Rochester. He has over 20 years of experience working in and supervising clinical laboratories, specializing in infectious diseases, immunology, molecular virology and donor testing at the University of Rochester’s Medical Laboratories in Rochester, New York. Daniel is responsible for oversight of Viromed’s daily operations.

Brandon Allen, MBA, BSCLS

Quality Director, ViroMed Laboratories

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Brandon received his Clinical Laboratory Science degree and a master’s in Business Administration from East Carolina University. He has nine years of experience in a leadership capacity within the laboratory medicine, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and medical research industries. He has successfully managed the Quality Assurance Units for several companies in both clinical laboratories and pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities across the southeastern United States. Brandon is responsible for oversight of ViroMed’s quality systems.