Karen Doucette has worked for preclinical contract research organizations (CROs) for over 17 years. She joined Absorption Systems in 2003 as an Associate Scientist performing in vitro permeability and metabolism assays for ADME profiling of drug candidates. As Project Manager for Absorption Systems, she was instrumental in streamlining preclinical in vivo PK and toxicology studies, collaboratively driving research and expansion of Absorption Systems’ in vivo ocular services in San Diego, CA, and increasing company-wide study throughput. In her current role as Director of Operations, Karen oversees a team of project managers as well as a wide variety of US-based and international accounts. Her account support spans consultative study design, internal and external project management, and study execution and reporting. Karen has a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science from the University of Delaware and an MBA from Goldey-Beacom College.