Joshua Miller is a Postdoctoral Associate at Fox Chase Cancer Center and a New Product Development Associate with Innovation Focus. He works on the development of novel targeted antibody therapeutics and imaging agents, through methods of rational design, for the treatment of breast and ovarian cancers. With his knowledge of business management, consulting and science, he is very interested in the transition of novel and emerging drugs at the interface of bench, clinic, and industry and how those drugs ultimately go on to be capitalized in the marketplace.
Outside of Fox Chase, Josh works in the field of New Product Development at Innovation Focus. He assists consultation teams with new product and services development using ideation sessions and by processing ethnographic research. This work has lead to numerous product introductions across many different categories of products and services for Hershey’s Chocolate, Nortel Networks, Teledyne, Kodak, Okidata, The American Pharmacists Association (APhA), and others. Josh has also been able to synergize his consulting and pharmaceutical experience on projects for Astra Zeneca and GlaxoSmithKline.
A personal note:
In October of 2010 I graduated with a Ph.D. in Pharmacology from Penn State’s College of Medicine, in addition to an M.B.A. from Penn State’s Capital College. In many ways, I will miss all of the interesting people there, many of whom I consider close friends. Hershey is a wonderful place to live and has always had a lot to offer, with ample opportunities for hiking, biking, swimming and running.
Upon graduating I became a Postdoctoral Associate at Fox Chase Cancer Center where I work in the lab of Matthew Robinson on antibody therapeutics. I am working on a number of projects that will improve upon the current arsenal of targeted cancer therapeutics, allow us to speed up the drug development processes, and to monitor the efficacy of these treatments in patients. My goal, motivated by personal experience and losses among my friends and family, is to benefit the growing population of cancer patients and cancer survivors by providing new tools for us to use in the fight against cancer.
Away from bench research, I have greatly enjoyed my opportunities to work in the field of new product development with the team at Innovation Focus. I have worked in many roles over the years here and look forward to many future projects. As a resource to teams at Innovation Focus I have participated in new product and services development using ideation sessions, by processing ethnographic research, and acting as an expert resource. Our work has led to numerous product introductions across many different categories of products and services for Hershey’s Chocolate, Nortel Networks, Teledyne, Kodak, Okidata, The American Pharmacists Association (APhA), and others. Some of the most rewarding work has been able to leverage synergies with my consulting, business, and pharmaceutical experience on projects for Astra Zeneca and GlaxoSmithKline.
At home, I am an enthusiastic cook and baker, specializing in one of my favorite things, fresh breads (though I think my friends would argue for pumpkin roll and warm chocolate fudge cookies as my specialty). I also pride myself on my ability to assemble the most random assortment of ingredients into very nice meals without any sort of recipe. I have more recently revived an old hobby of mine, the practice of photography, which will no doubt be showcased here on this site (and is seen in the vista from Red Rock Canyon at the top of this page from my most recent trip out West). I have been and always will be an avid reader, especially when it comes to science fiction and fantasy, but I also use books as a continuous source of new information on topics as diverse as quantum physics and string theory to the life of Theodore Roosevelt. Finally, I have always loved to travel, both around the United States and around the world. I have visited every continent except for Antarctica, and I would very much like to go there. However, I think my next big trip will likely be to South Africa for a safari and pictures of the spectacular Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, just as soon as I can make it happen.
The opinions of this website are completely independent and do not reflect those of the companies or individuals who I work with…
All photos are copyright Joshua Miller.