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Shane Flynn, AOAC INTERNATIONAL, Senior Director, Laboratory Proficiency Testing Program

Shane Flynn is the Senior Director of the AOAC Laboratory Proficiency Testing (PT) Program. Shane helped start the first accredited Proficiency Testing program for food labs in the United States 24 years ago at AOAC and has been developing new programs to address the needs of the analytical laboratory community since. He is currently working on Cannabis and Hemp PT programs. In addition to his Proficiency Testing role, he also is the staff lead for the Analytical Laboratory Accreditation Criteria Committee (ALACC) and the Technical Division of Laboratory Management (TDLM).

Jini Curry, Modern Canna Labs

Jini Curry is the Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) at Modern Canna Labs in Lakeland, FL. She received her bachelor’s degree with honors in Biochemistry from the University of West Florida. In May of 2022, Jini earned a master’s degree in Medical Cannabis Science and Therapeutics from the University of Maryland, Baltimore. Before entering the cannabis industry, Jini gained valuable research experience at several well-respected institutes, including Emory University, the National Institute of Aging, and the University of Florida. She became the laboratory director of Modern Canna in January of 2018 and was promoted to CSO in August of 2022. Jini is extremely involved in the cannabis industry and currently serves on the Scientific Advisory Board for Analytical Cannabis and CloudLIMS, is a member of CASP with AOAC International and sits on their Proficiency Testing Advisory Task Force, and is a member of the CannMed 2023 Advisory Board.

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