John is responsible for the leadership, management, and strategic direction of the organization. He became the CEO of the New Mexico Consortium in 2023 after spending over 25 years studying proteins with mass spectrometry. Most of his career was spent at Northeastern University in Boston where he rose to become a Distinguished Professor and the James L. Waters Endowed Chair in Analytical Chemistry.
Dr. Engen has a Ph.D. in Chemistry and B.S. degrees in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry. He was a postdoctoral fellow at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at The University of New Mexico. LinkedIn, Google Scholar
Irina Izvekova Chief Operating Officer
Irina has managed NMC business operations since 2008. Irina organizes the business and administrative functions of NMC and establishes the duties and systems necessary to carry out the activities of NMC. She has primary responsibility for policy, strategy and implementation with regard to facilities, compliance and safety, procurement, contracting and research administration, and human resources.
Irina holds a Master’s Degree in Linguistics, and she has worked as a translator, a writer, and a teacher.
Greg Dye Chief Financial Officer
Gregory Dye has a Masters of Business Administration degree from New Mexico State University and 22 years of experience in finance management including as a Chief Financial Officer, a Senior Financial Analyst and as an Assistant Professor of Finance and Management.