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Susan Audino, Audino & Associates, CASP Science Advisor

Dr. Susan Audino is a chemist/chemometrician and independent consultant to chemical and biological laboratories. She is an analytical chemist and chemometrician. As a contractor for Accreditation Bodies, Dr. Audino assesses laboratories to and is an instructor for multiple ISO/IEC standards including ISO/IEC 17025. Susan is on the Board of Directors of the Center for Research on Environmental Medicine and Board of Associates of Hood College and serves as Science Advisor to the AOAC Cannabis Analytical Science Program. She has consulted to many testing laboratories, state regulatory bodies, scientific organizations, and has been an invited speaker at numerous domestic and international conferences. She has been on faculty at the Society for Cannabis Clinicians and at Teachable Medicine where she now serves as an advisor. Dr. Audino is principal of multiple independent companies, has several patents pending, is a contributing author to Cannabis Laboratory Fundamentals published by Springer-Nature in 2021, and contributes a monthly column to MJ Biz.

Sharon Brunelle, AOAC INTERNATIONAL, Technical Consultant

Sharon Brunelle has worked with the AOAC Research Institute and AOAC INTERNATIONAL since January 2003 as a technical consultant designing and coordinating microbiology and chemistry method validation studies in the Performance Tested Methods SM , Reviewed and Recognized SM and Official Methods of Analysis SM programs. Sharon also served as the technical lead for various contract and standard development projects within AOAC, including best practices for microbiology methods, biothreat agents, veterinary drug residues, low lactose, and glycerol esters of wood rosins. She played a major role in developing validation guidelines for biothreat agent and microbiology methods. In addition, Dr. Brunelle consults for industry in the areas of food microbiology and veterinary drugs in animal tissues and feeds. Prior to AOAC, Dr. Brunelle worked for 10 years in food microbiology and clinical oncology diagnostics development and validation. Sharon earned a B.S. in chemistry from the University of Delaware and a Ph. D. in biochemistry from Brandeis University. Her postdoctoral work was in medical biochemistry at Rockefeller University and the Picower Institute for Medical Research.

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