Community Development Fort Detrick Frederick MD

Dr. Jim Pannucci

Dr. Jim Pannucci is the director of the Frederick National Laboratory Partnership Development Office. He is responsible for developing external collaborations that enhance the Frederick National Laboratory and NCI. Pannucci is an experienced global health, biodefense, and emerging infectious disease scientist and organizational leader. He has 24 years of scientific and management experience that includes RNA structural biology, drug discovery, biodefense, and vaccine development. Pannucci’s scientific career began with characterizing antiviral therapeutics at the Schering-Plough Research Institute (now Merck & Co.), and then a Ph.D. (Microbiology) from the North Carolina State University. He was a postdoc at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, became a technical staff member, and eventually a Team Leader in the BioScience Division. Pannucci joined SAIC/Leidos in 2006 to support contracts with DHS (NBACC) and NIAID (Malaria vaccines), and led the Leidos Life Sciences division from 2011-2016. Prior to joining the Frederick National Lab, he directed infectious disease research at a CRO focused on drug development for global health and emerging infectious diseases.

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The City of Frederick is proud of its long relationship with Fort Detrick, and its allied federal agencies, and the important role it plays in the economic health of our community, and its strategic role in the health and safety of our nation. Our support for the Fort Detrick Alliance, as a founding sponsor, is a natural extension as we work to forge and sustain community partnerships, between the public and private sectors, for our mutual benefit.
Mayor Michael C. O’ConnorMayorThe City of Frederick

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