About

The Team

Unparalleled Expertise, Unparalleled Service

Since 1995 Antibody Solutions has been the go-team team for discerning biopharmaceutical professionals who care deeply about science, service and solving researchers’ most challenging projects. With an unwavering focus on adhering to best practices in science and process while delivering the one-on-one service and support you deserve, we are united by one cause and one cause only: advancing your research.

Our team comprises some of the industry’s most experienced professionals in custom antibody research and development. Recognized as industry leaders, our senior staff members have expertise in precisely the fields most important in this work: immunology, immunochemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, transgenic animal platforms, flow cytometry, recombinant expression and bioreactor technology.

We’re confident that you won’t find a more talented, experienced or committed group of research professionals in the industry. That’s probably why over the past 22-plus years, a full 96 percent of our clients have returned with additional projects. So please take a few minutes to learn more about our leadership team below and don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at inquiries@antibody.com or 888-843-1069 (toll-free) about your research needs.


Executive Team

John Kenney, PhD
President & Co-founder 

With nearly 40 years of industry experience, John is recognized as one of the leading experts in the field of immunology and monoclonal antibody generation. When forming Antibody Solutions in 1995 with his wife, Judy Lynch-Kenney, John recognized not only the future potential of therapeutic antibodies in drug research, but also the inherent science- and business-related challenges in the emerging field. John set out to build a company that would improve access to the highest quality of antibody technology with a service model that provides discerning clients with bespoke, fit-for-purpose solutions and remarkable customer relations.

John earned a doctorate degree in Pharmacology and Immunology at the Université Louis Pasteur (Strasbourg I) after completing undergraduate and graduate degrees in Microbiology at the University of South Florida. Before founding Antibody Solutions, John served as a research scientist and monoclonal antibody laboratory supervisor at Syntex Research. He has authored more than 40 publications and presents regularly at industry conferences and symposia.

Notable scientific accomplishments include the discovery of five novel therapeutic candidates currently in clinical trials. John’s current research interests include new technologies for improving therapeutic antibody discovery, properties of next-generation antibody-like molecules, and best practices for critical reagents used in biologics development.


Judith Lynch-Kenney
Chief Financial Officer & Co-founder

Co-founder and Chief Financial Officer, Judy is responsible for finance, accounting, human resources and administration at Antibody Solutions. She helped launch the company after serving in Marketing Administration at Syntex Laboratories from 1983 to 1995. A graduate of the University of South Florida, Judy holds a Bachelor’s degree in English.


Accounts and Operations Team

Joshua Lowitz
Project Manager

Since joining the company in 2010, Josh has served as a Project Manager II, providing scientific support and guidance to help customers achieve their antibody discovery and research needs. He is an expert in antibody discovery for therapeutic candidates and custom critical reagents, with a special focus on emerging technologies to address difficult protein targets.

Originally trained as an engineer, Josh approaches projects from a unique perspective that not only involves understanding the systems and processes involved, but also recognizes the customer's goals and objectives and how those may determine the most appropriate strategy to use. With more than a decade of experience in the biopharmaceutical industry, Josh is a seasoned professional with expertise in flow cytometry, label-free protein kinetics (Octet), and immunochemistry. Josh earned both Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Florida from which he graduated summa cum laude.


Billy Nguyen
Project Manager

With a background in conducting research for Antibody Solutions and its clients, Billy is a Project Manager who joined the company in 2010. During this time with the firm, he has been involved in virtually every facet of antibody generation and discovery, including: antibody purification, conjugation, immunizing and maintaining animal colonies, generating and culturing hybridomas, high-throughput screening, and identification of lead candidates. His responsibilities include providing project and technical guidance to clients and his colleagues to help ensure each project is managed and completed successfully in a timely manner. As the liaison between customers and the laboratory team, Billy helps his clients understand the company’s process and capabilities and then supervises the research operation to keep them fully informed and up-to-date on the progress.

Billy earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior from the University of California, Davis.


John Nichols
Project Manager

John has served as a project manager with Antibody Solutions since 2004. With more than 30 years of experience in the biopharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors, John has expertise in the research, selection, characterization, GMP purification, validation and GMP manufacturing of FDA-regulated diagnostic antibodies.

From advising on initial project designs and budgeting to managing the development process, interpreting data and providing scientific support, John helps ensure clients reach their research objectives by obtaining antibodies that meet their needs. His deep knowledge of the industry lets him advise customers on the best path forward given the data, timelines, budget and desired outcome while managing risks effectively. John is an expert on the use conventional and human transgenic animals in antibody research, including OmniRats, OmniMice, Harbour H2L2 mice and larger animals.

Before joining Antibody Solutions, John worked as a scientist and researcher with a number of leading companies, including Thermofisher Scientific (formerly Microgenics), Dade Bearing, Anergen, Metra Biosystems, Celtrix, Biogen and Quidel (formerly Monoclonal Antibodies). John holds undergraduate degrees in Biology, Business and Spanish from San Jose State University.


Michael Trang
Project Manager

As a project manager at Antibody Solutions, Michael works closely with his clients to help them navigate their research studies from start to finish. HIs responsibilities include helping clients select the most promising strategy to use to yield their desired results and then managing the work so it is conducted as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible. Before joining Antibody Solutions in 2016, Michael conducted research for six years at Oxford BioTherapeutics in early stage target validation. He then transitioned to the molecular biology group where he focused on antibody production and purification. Michael holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry with a concentration in Biochemistry from San Jose State University.


Debra Valsamis, J.D.
Business Development Associate

Debra joined the Antibody Solutions team in 2013 and currently serves as a Business Development Associate where her responsibilities include being a B2B liaison, helping introduce clients to working with Antibody Solutions, and various marketing functions. Prior to this position, she served as the company’s Operations Supervisor, gaining hands-on experience in th antibody research and discovery process. Debra graduated with a BSBA in Business Administration from the University of Florida Warrington College of Business and then earned her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Florida Levin College of Law.


Oscar Reyes
Operations Coordinator

As Operations Coordinator, Oscar is responsible for ensuring that the purchasing, shipping and receiving of materials are processed in strict accordance with the defined workflow and client specifications. Oscar also manages Antibody Solutions’ supply chain logistics to make certain that each department has a steady supply of the materials it needs to meet client expectations. His past experience includes working in the materials management within the biotech manufacturing sector as well as a wide range of customer-service positions. Oscar is currently pursuing a degree in Business Administration from Foothill College is Los Altos Hill, Calif.