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Smart Voter Full Biography for Michael Babich

Candidate for
United States Representative; District 4; Republican Party

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Though you will be hard pressed to find anyone in Congress with the breadth and depth of experience and success to match, of utmost importance, family and duty represent a large part of why I feel compelled to run for Congress.


Married to Lisa since 1981.
Children Joshua and Erin are both students at the University of California, Davis.


Postdoctoral Scholar at the University of California, San Francisco (Endocrine Unit, Department of Medicine).

PhD in the biomedical sciences at the University of Kentucky

BS/BA Biology & Chemistry, Eastern Ky University


2001 - Present. Vice President, Mission Therapeutics (formerly ImmVaRx, Inc.); BioPharma start-up company focused on immunotherapeutics (international clinical trials for cancer treatment and therapeutics; allergy diagnostics and vaccine)

2003 - Present. Visiting Faculty (indefinite appointment), Division of Hematology and Oncology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of California, Davis, CA; Clinical Professor, Volunteer Series, at the National Cancer Institute-Designated Cancer Center

2005 - Present. Instructor, Heald College (Roseville, CA) and Sierra College (Grass Valley, CA)

Military: 30 year career began on active duty as a Medical Platoon Leader in the 101st Airborne/Air Assault Division, 3/187th (Rakkasans) Infantry Battalion, then continued in Reserve units located in California, Texas, Kentucky and Wisconsin. Over 16 of those years were spent in key positions (e.g., Platoon Leader, Company Commander, Executive Officer for a hospital with over 400 members)...all of which represent an extraordinary amount of leadership assignments.

Awards and Recognitions include:

Meritorious Service (2), Army Commendation (4) and Army Achievement Medals.

"My Favorite Teacher", Auburn Republican Women Federated and California Federation of Republican Women, Northern Division (2009)

Elected to the Hall of Distinguished Alumni, Eastern Kentucky University (2000)

NASA Summer Faculty Fellowship in Aeronautics and Space Research: Stanford University Visiting Scholar and NASA-Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA (1995 and 1996)

American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, Young Scientist Travel Award (1992)

Research funding awards (over $1M) for basic and clinical projects from agencies such as the National Institutes of Health, American Lung Association, and the University of California Discovery Grant, and over 100 combined peer-reviewed articles, papers & presentations, and patents.

Academic service examples:

National Scientific Program Committee, American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics

American Heart Association, leader on various regional committees (e.g., Research Policy and Allocations Committee)

Invited speaker on a broad range of subjects presented to academic, governmental, and corporate audiences at national and international locations.

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