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Senior Biotechnology Specialist, Maryland Department of Business & Economic Development
Residence: Baltimore City
In 1997, Martha J. Connolly became the state's first "Senior Biotechnology Specialist"
In that role, she works with the Department of Business and Economic Development to draw bioscience firms to Maryland, and also to retain existing and emerging bioscience companies.
Connolly came to the job, not from an economic-development background, but from the biotech side. With a doctorate in biomedical engineering from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, she served first as a research faculty member at …