Ronald J. Shebuski

Ron has over 20 years experience in the pharmaceutical industry and served as the Director of Cardiovascular Therapeutics at Pharmacia & Upjohn from 1990-1998. Most recently, Ron serves as the Senior Director for Pre-Clinical Research for Afmedica, Inc in Kalamazoo, MI.

In 1998, Ron started a pharmaceutical cardiovascular research consulting firm (CVR2000, LLC) and co-founded a medical device company in Eden Prairie, MN, CarePoint Medical, Inc., which is developing a diagnostic point-of-care panel to assist physicians in chest pain triage in the emergency room.

Previous to directing the cardiovascular group at Pharmacia & Upjohn, Ron was a Senior Scientist responsible for leading cardiovascular drug discovery teams at Merck Research Laboratories and Smith Kline & French in the Philadelphia area.

Ron's primary field of research has focused on platelet and coagulation activation in thrombosis and the development of effective new therapies. He is an Adjunct Professor of Pharmacology at the University of Michigan and Minnesota Medical Schools, lecturing in cardiovascular pharmacology.

He received his B.S. Degree in Microbiology from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and Ph.D. Degree in Pharmacology from the University of Minnesota Medical School.