Leadership Bios

Josh LaBaer

Joshua L. LaBaer

Interim Executive Director

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Joshua L. LaBaer, M.D., Ph.D., a leading researcher in cancer and personalized medicine, has been appointed as the interim executive director for the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University, effective March 1, 2016.



Roger Johnson

Director of Strategic Initiatives

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Roger Johnson is an engineer, inventor and research scientist, who leads Biodesign’s Office of Strategic Initiatives. He pursues partnership opportunities between research teams and clinical and industry collaborators.

Tamara Deuser

Chief Operating Officer

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Tamara Deuser is Acting Chief Operating Officer for the Biodesign Institute, providing leadership, coordination and tactical support to achieve the Institute’s strategic plan with regard to research funding and other initiatives.


Dianne Price

Director of Marketing & Communications

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