David A. Wagner, Ph.D. President and Director of MSI, is a recognized expert in stable isotope tracer technology with over 50 publications using stable isotope probes and mass spectrometry. Dr. Wagner has conducted stable isotope research for 26 years. He earned his doctorial degree in Nutritional Biochemistry and Human Metabolism at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in the Department of Nutrition and Food Science, under the direction of Dr. Vernon Young, a leader in stable isotope technology. From 1984 to 1990, he was on the scientific staff in the Department of Surgery at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital and directed the Mass Spectrometry Laboratory at the Shriners Burns Institute in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Wagner has received 12 phase I NIH SBIR grants and 8 phase II NIH SBIR grants to develop diagnostic stable isotope breath tests.
Martin A. Baker, MBA, Vice President and Director, has a strong corporate strategy background from over ten years as a management consultant and is director of the Company’s operations. Mr. Baker earned a BA in Economics and an MBA in Finance from State University of New York at Buffalo. Mr. Baker is an experienced executive who oversees a broad range of operations including strategic planning, product manufacturing, sales & marketing, accounting and personnel.
William E. Ottinger, Ph.D., Clinical Laboratory Director, is an expert in clinical laboratory operations. Dr. Ottinger received his Ph.D. in Clinical Pathology from the University of Maryland. Prior to Metabolic Solutions he held teaching positions at University of Texas Health Science Center and laboratory director with Quest Diagnostics. Dr. Ottinger is responsible for ensuring that the clinical laboratory is compliant with CLIA and State requirements to maintain licenses and certification of compliance.
Daniel Bolt, M.S., Director, Quality Assurance, is responsible for quality control/assurance of the MSI laboratory. Mr. Bolt has been a staff member of MSI since 1998. Prior to joining MSI, Mr. Bolt was the Environmental Product Manager at Cambridge Isotope Laboratories in Andover, MA. He has significant clinical and research laboratory experience from prior jobs at Quest Diagnostics (formerly Bioran Laboratories) and the Shriners Burns Institute, Boston MA.