Dr. Alain Silk
Cell Biologist and Medical Device Regulatory Professional
US Food and Drug Administration


Alain Silk: Protecting and Promoting Public Health at the FDA

As a medical device regulatory professional, Alain Silk works on behalf of the American people to protect and promote the public health. He is currently a Reviewer at the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), where he uses his broad research background to ensure timely patient access to high-quality medical devices. “In my job I see first-hand the added value that regulation plays in assuring the safety and effectiveness of these devices,” he says.

Since joining FDA in early 2014 he has focused on in-vitro diagnostic (testing) devices as a member of the Division of Chemistry and Toxicology Devices in the Center for Devices and Radiological Health.

He is a trained cell biologist with college teaching experience. Alain received his Ph.D. from the University of California at San Diego, conducted post-doctoral training in the Knight Cancer Institute at Oregon Health and Science University, and has held teaching appointments in the Biology departments of both Lewis & Clark College (Portland, OR) and American University (Washington, D.C.).

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