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Allison Baker, AOAC INTERNATIONAL, Program Coordinator, CASP

Allison Baker is a Coordinator of Science Programs for Standards and Official Methods at AOAC International. She currently serves as the program coordinator for the Cannabis Analytical Science Program (CASP) and the Analytical International Methods and Standards (AIMS) Program, facilitating the development of voluntary consensus standard method performance requirements (SMPR®) and the adoption of methods as Official Methods of Analysis of AOAC. Prior to joining AOAC, Allison worked at the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research as a research associate for the Center for Molecular Microscopy, and at Leidos, serving as a scientific manager for the Department of Defense’s Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs. Allison graduated from Mount Saint Mary’s University in 2017 with a B.S in health sciences and again in 2019 with a M.Sc. in biotechnology and business management.

Scott Coates, AOAC INTERNATIONAL, Senior Director, Research Institute

Scott was appointed as the Senior Director of the AOAC Research Institute on July 1, 2018. He is responsible for daily management of and business development for the AOAC Research Institute, a division of AOAC INTERNATIONAL. The AOAC Research Institute administers the Performance Tested Methods (PTM) and Reviewed and Recognized (R 2 ) programs. Scott was a founder of the Cannabis Analytical Science Program (CASP) that was established in 2019 by the AOAC INTERNATIONAL. CASP was founded to provide a scientific forum to: create standards for methods; discuss the performance of methods; and feed methods into the PTM, R 2 , and Official Methods programs. CASP also oversees the development of training programs, and identifies analytes for the AOAC Laboratory Proficiency Testing Program .

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