Jim Allay, PhD
Vice President, Laboratory Services
Dr. Allay serves as the Vice President of Laboratory Services for CQuentia. In his prior roles, Dr. Allay has led Laboratory Operations, Quality Assurance and Quality Control, and Project Management. He earned his B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Biology from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. His doctoral work was supported by an Ageing Training Grant from the National Institutes of Health. He was a recipient of the John H. Sununu Postdoctoral Fellowship for his postdoctoral studies in human gene therapy of hematopoietic stem cells at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Dr. Allay joined GTx, Inc. where he served as Director of Laboratory Operations, Director Quality Assurance and Quality Control and Director of Project Management in the research, development and clinical trials of biopharmaceuticals for prostate cancer. Dr. Allay returned to the St. Jude Department of Therapeutics Production and Quality to lead a biologicals-manufacturing group under FDA Good Manufacturing Practices regulations. Dr. Allay joined Poplar Healthcare in 2013 to lead the Quality Assurance Department, advanced to Vice President of Quality Assurance in 2014, was appointed Chief Compliance Officer in 2015 and Director of Operations in 2017.