Meet the Board – Sarah Duellman

Sarah Duellman

Promega – Global Strategic Business Lead, Biotech

Sector: Biotechnology

Location: Fitchburg, Wisconsin

About Promega: Promega Corporation is a worldwide leader in applying biochemistry and molecular biology to the development of innovative, high-value products for the life sciences. Wisconsin-based manufacturer of enzymes and other products for biotechnology and molecular biology with a portfolio covering the fields of genomics, protein analysis and expression, cellular analysis, drug discovery and genetic identity. Promega exists on an evolutionary frontier where the values of science, business and human well-being intersect. Acknowledging these interdependencies, Promega cultivates its environment to allow employees to flourish, develop deep and enduring relationships with all constituencies and create intelligent life-science solutions.

Bio Highlights: Sarah Duellman, Ph.D., currently leads the global business strategy for the biotech segment at Promega Corporation. She is a research scientist turned technical advisor. In her current role, she identifies trending research areas and matches Promega’s innovative technology portfolio to leading-edge scientific research. She develops, communicates, and monitors worldwide commercialization strategies and marketing tactics; responsible for managing the programs, events, and communications about Promega’s products and services to internal and external customers in the biotech industry.

Sarah recognizes the value of biotech incubators to enable innovative research and leads a Promega initiative to engage and support these facilities and the innovative resident companies that go through their walls. She sits on the advisory board of Forward Biolabs and builds partnerships with incubators around the globe.

Prior to her current role, she spent many years as an R&D scientist at Promega developing technologies in cell health and transitioned to the sales team where she used this expertise to connect with researchers and help to advance their work. She earned her B.S. from Illinois State University and her Ph.D. from UW-Madison. Her postdoctoral work at SRI International, a non-profit research institute in the San Francisco area, focused on drug discovery and basic research in cancer cell energy metabolism.

In her free time, you will find her outside enjoying the beautiful spaces that Wisconsin has to offer. You can often find Sarah with her husband and two young children on a hike, bike, or kayak adventure.