Meet Our CEO & Laboratory Director
Dr. Douglas Harrington has over 25 years of experience in the research, development, commercialization, and expansion of innovative healthcare technology and services. Dr. Harrington was a member of Dr. Jack Copeland’s, first heart transplant team in Arizona in 1979, and co-founded one of the first clinical molecular biology laboratories in the U.S. with the Nebraska Lymphoma Study Group headed by Dr. Jim Armitage. As former President and Lab Director of Nichols Institute, Dr. Harrington expanded their molecular genetics, infectious disease, immunology, cytogenetic, and anatomic pathology offerings.
Dr. Harrington has developed patents for an automated method for image analysis of residual cancer protein, a patent covering catalytic heavy metal extraction, and a patent pending on biomarker assay for diagnosis and classification of cardiac disease. He has been involved as director or founder of multiple startup companies - from devices to molecular genetics focusing on immunology, cancer and cardiology, where he has taken a number of new molecular technologies through state and federal regulatory approval.
Throughout his career Dr. Harrington has remained a Clinical Professor of Pathology at the USC Keck School of medicine, a published author of numerous peer-reviewed papers, and a sought after speaker in the area of preventive medicine. In addition to being the CEO & Lab Director of Global Discovery Biosciences, Dr. Harrington received his BA in molecular biology, and MD from the University of Colorado at Boulder and is board certified in hematology, anatomic and clinical pathology.