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Dr. Natasha Smith founded Roxby Labs at the beginning of the Coronavirus pandemic in April 2020, while also serving as a postdoctoral research associate for Distinguished Professor Sanford Asher at the University of Pittsburgh. She later moved back to Wheeling, her hometown, to serve as the Chief Scientific Officer for Roxby Development where she focuses full-time on growing the company’s diagnostic and decontamination operations.
Natasha graduated from The Linsly School in Wheeling in 2005 and since has earned a BS in chemistry from West Virginia University and a PhD in physical chemistry from the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Smith’s goal for Roxby Labs is to support a healthy and productive community by improving the quality and accessibility of diagnostic testing, engaging in community outreach, and creating new environmentally conscious opportunities in the fields of biotechnology and chemistry.
Kevin joined Roxby Labs in June of 2021 and is responsible for coordinating testing schedules at local clinics in West Virginia. He also leads the team of Site Representatives that assist with patient-laboratory testing registration and expediting test samples to efficiently provide results for the community. Kevin’s management skills ensure Roxby Lab continues to provide exceptional customer service to health care providers and patients.
Alaina is an alumna of the University of Cincinnati and joined Roxby Labs in February of 2021. She has been a Medical Laboratory Technician since 2013 and progressed to a Medical Laboratory Scientist in 2016. She is responsible for the management of the laboratory staff to ensure fast and accurate results for our patients. Her biggest priority is to provide outstanding patient care to our community.
Carrie Simmons started with Roxby Labs in March of 2021. She received her Bachelor of Science degree at West Liberty University in 2016 and is board certified through the American Medical Technologists (AMT). Born and raised in the Ohio Valley, she is driven to provide excellent patient care to her community and its residents.
Thomas joined Roxby Labs in April 2021 after running Covid PCR tests for Q-Labs in Charleston,WV at the height of the pandemic. He is from Wheeling and is a WVU alum, and plans to attend the Marshall School of Medicine in 2022. His career aspiration is to work in communities in the developing world to provide quality health care.