Ken received his Ph.D. from the University of Utah in 1996 and began at Eli Lilly and Co. in 1998 as a senior organic chemist, after working at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Research Center. While at Lily, he worked on several projects in the areas of anxiety, depression, and inflammatory disorders and had roles in management and research in Drug Disposition, Lead Generation, Isotopic Chemistry, Acquisitions and Assessment, Process Chemistry and Route Design, Technology, and in Clinical Innovation. During Ken’s final years at Lilly, he led a team of scientists to develop and fly five experiments on the International Space Station. In May 2017, Ken retired from Lilly and is currently the Sr. Program Director of In-Space Production at the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space, manager of the International Space Station U.S. National Laboratory.