Meet the Team: Glenn Krumholz
Q&A with Glenn Krumholz, Senior Project Manager for Lab Services
What is your favorite quote?
“Don’t Panic” – Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
What do you do at Vizgen?
I am a Senior Project Manager for Lab Services. I help our scientists to complete the various lab services projects on time and on budget. I also help to forecast our throughput for the lab services project space as well as frequently interfacing with internal and external stakeholders.
How did you end up here/why did you choose to join the team?
I spent many years in high-throughput molecular diagnostics and biodefense. I wanted to be a part of the cutting-edge technology and protocols that Vizgen is driving forward.
Why did you become a Project Manager? What drew you to the life sciences?
I always had a love of science and information technology and how to combine the two. I like to solve problems and create pathways of execution for complicated situations. I also enjoy being on the forefront of technology and innovation. Being a project manager involves helping people to be the best that they can be, which is a lot of fun.
What are your past experiences for working as a Project Manager?
Before I went to graduate school, I was a construction engineer/inspector in New York City for the Department of Transportation. I learned some hard and fast rules about personal interaction and project management in a difficult environment for a young college graduate. You haven’t lived until you’ve rejected a 10 million dollar load of concrete for a bridge abutment and dealt with the fallout. I learned to maneuver in the most difficult of situations without losing my cool.
What behavior or personality trait do you most attribute your success to, and why?
I think that my sense of humor has served me well throughout my career. It helps to bring a bit of levity to stressful situations where possible. When you’re on-call for a biodefense sample at 3am, you need a sense of perspective.
What do you like about working at Vizgen?
Everyone here is whip smart. Working with so many driven, intelligent folks all pulling in the same direction makes Vizgen an exceptional place. The challenge of being on the cutting edge of spatial genomics is embraced by everyone here. The wonderful coffee machine and decadent snacks also help to make things great.
What do you enjoy doing when you are not working?
When I am not working, I am an avid cyclist, skier, hiker, and photographer. Before the pandemic, I was a champion fundraiser for the American Diabetes Association, completing century rides in Massachusetts, Maine, and New Hampshire for the cause. The best and hardest ride I have ever done is the Mount Washington Century Challenge for the Tin Mountain Conservation Center in Conway, NH.
Interested in working with Glenn and the entire Vizgen Team? Visit our careers page to review current openings.