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.