Patricia Buckley Supervisory BiologistUS Army CDCC CBCDr. Patricia Buckley is a Supervisory Biologist at the Chemical Biological Center (CBC), which is part of the US Army Combat Capabilities Development Command in the Department of Defense. In this position, she leads a team of scientists exploring interdisciplinary research and development efforts to develop new concepts, molecular models, and novel techniques to advance mission requirements and capabilities for the warfighter. Specifically, her team is looking to develop synthetic biology tools, focusing in cell-free lysates, for use in a wide range of fieldable sensors. Prior to this position, she was detailed to the Department of Homeland Security, Science & Technology Directorate (DHS S&T) working in the areas of biothreat detection and biosurveillance. Tricia earned her Ph.D. from the Department of Pathology at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, a M.S. in Biotechnology from Johns Hopkins University, and a B.S. in Biology from James Madison University.