Dana E. Connors, MSc

Dana E. Connors, MSc, PMP is the Senior Scientific Program Manager for Cancer Research Partnerships at the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health. Drawing on experience in the biotechnology industry, non-profit and federal sectors, he works with the Cancer Steering Committee to set strategy and prioritize project pipelines and manages the activities of project teams and working groups to facilitate the advancement and execution of innovative cancer research and biomarker development.

In his work with public-private biomedical research partnerships he engages participation from government, industry, academia, patient-advocacy, and private sector organizations to drive international scientific collaboration in multiple disease areas. Ongoing collaborations include analytical validation and clinical utility of liquid biopsy, project opportunities around immuno-oncology biomarkers, development of clinical trial metrics, and Minimal Residual Disease in blood-based cancers.

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