Indiana Biosciences Research Institute Adds Director of Information Technology


INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., November 18, 2016 – As the Indiana Biosciences Research Institute (IBRI) continues to grow, today the Institute announced Jacob Smith as Director of Information Technology.

“As our research operations grow, technical support for our labs and the ability to manage and quickly understand the data we generate is critical to the Institute’s success,” said David Broecker, IBRI President and CEO. “Jake brings the necessary skills to accelerate the Institute’s growth.”

“Jake brings tremendous experience in developing and implementing laboratory information management systems to increase productivity and make experimental data more usable, which is essential to our mission to move research out of the laboratory and into the marketplace as quickly as possible,” said Dan Robertson, Visiting Research Fellow focused on computational analytics and data science.

Smith served as Informatics Solution Architect as Dow AgroSciences before joining the IBRI. Previously, he was an independent consultant on Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS), working on projects at Dow AgroSciences, Dow Chemical, Eli Lilly and Merck. Smith received his bachelor’s degree in physics and math from Wabash College.

About Indiana Biosciences Research Institute

The Indiana Biosciences Research Institute (IBRI) is an independent, nonprofit applied research institute focused on discovery and innovation targeting cardio-metabolic diseases and poor nutrition. Inspired by the state and Indiana’s leading life sciences companies, research universities and philanthropic community, IBRI’s goal is to build a world-class organization of researchers, innovators, and entrepreneurs that will catalyze scientific discovery and its application, resulting in improved health outcomes for patients. Initial funding has been provided by the state of Indiana, Lilly Endowment, Eli Lilly and Company, Dow AgroSciences, Roche Diagnostics, Indiana University Health and the Indiana University School of Medicine. IBRI is looking to expand its partnerships with life sciences companies and philanthropic organizations worldwide to increase the potential for research, discovery and collaboration. For more information about IBRI and donation or collaboration opportunities, please visit our website at

Christy Denault Director of External Affairs and Communications Indiana Biosciences Research Institute 317/983-3355

2019 Annual Report cover

The IBRI 2019 Annual Report is now available. The report theme is “Catalyze, Complement, Connect,” which correlates with the IBRI's goals to seek solutions for health problems, enhance the Indiana life sciences ecosystem, and expedite solutions for the most pressing health issues.