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August 27, 2013

Beekmantown man earns $450,000 grant for research

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PLATTSBURGH —

That experience prompted Moody to earn a master’s degree in business administration from Concordia University in January 2013.

Working on his medical degree is a continuation of his desire to find the answer to improve treatments for chronic age-related diseases.

“I’m interested in being at the center of where research, medicine and business intersect,” he said. “My goal is to have a background in research, a background in business and a background in medicine.

“There are a lot of talented people in all three areas, but a consistent challenge is that they speak three completely different languages. We need focused, interdisciplinary teams working creatively to solve difficult problems. My role as CEO at Ichor is really to guide the discovery process by facilitating communication between these groups.”

Meanwhile, it is the bottom line that interests Moody the most.

“We are not alone in our efforts to solve these hard problems,” he said. “There are a lot of other teams and labs researching cell therapy. Someone will cross the finish line sooner or later, but to me it doesn’t matter who it is. If we can deliver safe and effective new treatments to the public, then everyone wins.”

Moody is the son of Miles and Kelly Moody and grandson of Annette Deyo and the late Ernest Deyo of Beekmantown.

Email Jeff Meyers:jmeyers@pressrepublican.com

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