Governor’s Office Announces New State Science Advisor

Pete CodellaNews

The Governor’s Office and the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) are pleased to announce that after an extensive search, Dr. Carol Lynn George, formerly Curchoe, has accepted the position of State Science Advisor and will transition into her new role immediately.

“We’re extremely excited to welcome Carol to our team. Carol’s skill set, combining cutting edge science and business is exactly what Utah needs in a State Science Advisor,” GOED executive director Spencer Eccles said.

Dr. George brings with her a diverse portfolio of research and management experience as well as community service. She has mentored students and young professionals in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programs.

Most recently in the business community, Dr. George was the founder and principal consultant of 32ATPs, an international scientific consulting firm. 32ATPs takes its name from one of the most efficient biochemical reactions found in nature; the generation of 32 units of energy, called adenosine triphosphates (ATP’s), from a single precursor molecule. ATP transports chemical energy within cells for metabolism and is often called the “molecular unit of currency” of intracellular energy transfer.

Dr. George served as the scientific manager for the Office of Collaborative Science at the NYU Langone Medical Center in New York City. Her academic credentials include a postdoctoral fellowship in the field of human embryonic stem cell research and neurobiology, performed at the Sanford Burnham Institute in San Diego and doctoral course of study performed at the University of Connecticut in the fields of biotechnology, reprogramming and nuclear transfer.

Dr. George obtained her Ph.D. from University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT in the Physiology of Reproduction and her Post Doc at The Burnham Institute for Medical Research, San Diego, CA in Neurobiology.