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Dustin Petrik
Dustin Petrik, Ph.D.
Director of Business
Development & Biosafety

Dustin joined MatMaCorp in 2018 as a Senior Research Scientist and started the company’s microbial diagnostics group. Currently, Dustin serves as MatMaCorp’s Director of Business Development and Biosafety Officer. He has spent the last twelve years in the biotech industry, working in R&D, project management, field applications, and regulatory compliance for GeneSeek (Neogen Corporation) and Benchmark Biolabs. Throughout his career, Dustin has helped to develop a FSIS-approved STEC molecular confirmation test, four USDA-licensed veterinary biologics, and most recently received FDA Emergency Use Authorization for a MatMaCorp’s COVID-19 test. He has worked with many human viruses including herpesviruses, HIV, Dengue and West Nile viruses, and now COVID-19. Dustin has a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology from Kansas State University and a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology, specializing in Virology, from the University of Iowa. He completed a NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Nebraska Center for Virology.

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