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Our Team

TriMetis has recruited an elite staff with extensive experience providing contract services related to medical device and drug development. Our staff has expertise in the areas of veterinary medicine, surgery, care and welfare, GLP and FDA compliance, biologistics and biospecimens and Six Sigma and Lean Laboratory.

Scientific Team

Timothy Mandrell, DVM, DACLAM

-Ensures that all research programs and policies are consistent with the Guide, PHS Policy and federal welfare regulations.

-Expertise in regulatory compliance, biosafety, experimental design, pharmacology, analgesia and infectious diseases.

-Diplomate of ACLAM and author or co-author of over 60 published articles, abstracts and book chapters.

-Chair and Professor of Department of Comparative Medicine at University of Tennessee Health Science Center.

-Previously Veterinary Medical Officer and Senior Staff Veterinarian for the USDA.


David Hamilton, DVM, DACLAM

-Expertise in diseases, quarantine and health surveillance programs, experimental design, breeding and husbandry, molecular biology, biosafety, and viral vectors.

-Diplomate of ACLAM and UT Health Science Center Associate Professor in the Department of Comparative Medicine.

-Previously Animal Veterinarian Halifax Veterinary Hospital in Nova Scotia, Canada and University Veterinarian at McGill University.


John Scott Jackson, DVM

-Expertise in anesthesia, surgery, perioperative care, and radiology.

-Consults with and trains investigators and technicians in usage and surgery, protocol development and re-review.

-Instructor at UT Health Science Center in Department of Comparative Medicine.


Management Team

Phil Cestaro, President & CEO

Leif Honda, VP Business Development

Stan Latocha, Facility Director