Michael O'Rand, PhD

Michael O'Rand, PhD

NC


Michael O’Rand, Ph.D., is a retired professor in the Department of Cell Biology and Physiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Medicine. Currently he is President & CSO of Eppin Pharma Inc., a UNC startup company, with office and laboratory space in 212 Taylor Hall. Dr. O’Rand is a reproductive biologist and has more than 35 years of experience in studying mechanisms underlying human fertilization. Dr. O’Rand established the in vitro fertilization laboratory in UNC School of Medicine’s North Carolina Memorial Hospital and the first “test tube” baby in North Carolina. He has 5 issued or pending patents and more than 90 peer-reviewed publications. Dr. O’Rand has an A.B. from the University of California at Berkeley, an M.S. from Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon and a Ph.D. in Biology from Temple University, Philadelphia, PA. Our website is: eppinpharma.com