North Central College - Naperville, IL

Stacey Schiel Garrity '95

Stacey Schiel Garrity is a senior manufacturing process development scientist for Epicentre, based in Madison, WI, which manufactures and sells kits for DNA sequencing, transcription and ribosomal RNA removal, among other products. Her role in the manufacturing group is to take incoming new products from the research and design group and “scale them up” to large-scale production, taking processes from a lab bench scale to a production scale. She works out any problems involved in scale-up, types up the new protocol documents (protocols must be successful over a long term for consistency) and trains others in the laboratory on the new process. “I love my job because it is so varied and diverse,” she reports. She holds a master’s degree in biochemistry from the University of Illinois and may be reached at

North Central Now Winter 2012