Carmen Ramirez is a Laboratory Operations Assistant at Bakar Labs. Carmen assists the Laboratory Operations Manager with lab-related issues, equipment setup, training, preventive maintenance, safety assessments and standard operating procedures. She also helps the Bakar Labs team manage day-to-day laboratory operations, and supports tenant-related inquiries.
Prior to working at Bakar Labs, Carmen worked for Glyphic Biotechnologies (a Bakar Labs tenant) as an Executive Assistant to the CEO & CTO. Before joining Glyphic, she worked for Exact Sciences, a cancer detection and treatment guidance company with a mission to eradicate cancer, as an Oncology Customer Support Specialist.
Carmen worked 15 years at Laboratory Equipment Company, where she began as an Office Manager and ultimately became a Territory Sales Representative for Northern California and Nevada. LEC is an independent, direct manufacturers’ representative on the West Coast. They were founded in 1948 and support a broad range of manufacturers around the US, selling capital equipment for all laboratory needs.
At LEC, Carmen had the privilege of working alongside many experts in academeia and the life science and healthcare industries. She was able to source information, find pricing, provide technical support, install equipment, and guide laboratory professionals with their cold storage, vivarium, temperature monitoring, biosafety, incubation, and sterilizer needs. During her time at LEC, she gained many skills and built long-term relationships with manufacturers who continue to support and encourage her professional growth.
Carmen now looks forward to expanding her experience and knowledge as a Laboratory Operations Assistant. She hopes to become a great resource of information and build many new relationships at Bakar Labs.