Associate Section Manager, Global Bioengagement, National Capitol Region
MRI Global (formerly Midwest Research Institute)
Fresno, California 93740
Phone: (559) 278-9463,
Course(s): VIN 106 - Physics for the Wine Industry
Frank ‘Alex’ Hamill earned a BS in Biology from Emporia State University in 1994, then worked for Boots Pharmaceuticals in the Medical Services Department as part of the professional education team. At Boots, he developed and provided medical training to physicians and pharmacists. He attended the University of Illinois at Chicago and defended his dissertation on antimicrobial chemistry in December, 2000. His degree from the Department of Medicinal Chemistry & Pharmacognosy combined didactic coursework in the College of Pharmacy, College of Medicine, and School of Public Health. His studies included a medical anthropologic study in Uganda followed by antimicrobial chemistry and structure elucidation of antimicrobial drug candidates.
Following a post-doctoral research position at Block Medical Center in Evanston, Illinois, Dr. Hamill joined Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research as a Staff Scientist and, later, the BSL-4 Laboratory Scientific Manager. His work included investigations of Ebola, Lassa, SARS, and other biological threat agents. Dr. Hamill then taught and conducted research in the Basic Sciences Department at Bastyr University in Washington as a Research Scientist and Adjunct Faculty member until 2008 when he joined MRIGlobal. He lived and worked in Uzbekistan where he managed the Biological Threat Reduction Program Science Team. Since late 2010 he has been managing MRIGlobal’s Global Bioengagement contracts from the National Capitol Region office. Most recently, he has been managing a component of the Ebola outbreak response in Guinea and Sierra Leone.