Leadership - Hyperion’s Leadership Team

John Kalns, PhD, Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer

As a member of Hyperion’s corporate management team, Dr. Kalns provides strategic direction and contributes to the company’s research and development pursuits. He has a PhD in Pharmaceutics and has led scientific support work for government customers for over 15 years. Dr. Kalns’ entrepreneurial spirit is a driving force in Hyperion’s ability to provide new services to government customers. His passion for discovery has contributed to important research and development solutions for commercial application.

Darren Michael, PhD, Senior Research Scientist

Dr. Michael earned his PhD in Analytical Chemistry from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. He has more than twenty peer-reviewed publications to his credit, and he holds three patents. Dr. Michael has served as PI or Co-PI on considerable government-supported work, including studies on salivary biomarkers, hyperbaric oxygen and traumatic brain injury (TBI), and medical treatment for ricin intoxication.