Dr. Joseph Bogan, Jr.


Research Operations


Vice President of Research Operations


As Vice President of Research Operations, Joe is responsible for leading the research operation business units at MRIGlobal including Integrated Health Surveillance and Diagnostics, Integrated Defense Solutions, Integrated Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Translational Development.

In this role, Joe provides strategic leadership and ensures operational excellence across hundreds of contracts for dozens of government and commercial clients. Joe is committed to MRIGlobal’s mission to improve the lives of people through innovative scientific and engineering research. He is also a member of the institute’s Executive Leadership Team.

Joe and his wife have three children. He enjoys spending time with his family, travelling, fishing, and doing anything in, on, and around the ocean. Joe is also dedicated to the scientific, professional, and personal growth of staff at MRIGlobal and the positive impact the institute has on the community.

Joe joined MRIGlobal in 2002 as a Senior Scientist to rapidly establish a 24/7/365 biological threat agent detection and research laboratory capability for the USG following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Before joining MRIGlobal, Joe worked as a National Academy of Science Research Associate for the National Institutes of Health.


Ph.D., Cell and Molecular Biology, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Florida, 1997

B.S., Molecular Biology, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Florida, 1992

Current Professional Organizations

American Association for the Advancement of Science

American Society for Microbiology


Sampath, R., N. Mulholland, L. B. Blyn, C. Massire, C. A. Whitehouse, N. Waybright, C. Harter, J. Bogan, M. S. Miranda, D. Smith, C. Baldwin, M. Wolcott, D. Norwood, R. Kreft, M. Frinder, R. Lovari, I. Yasuda, H. Matthews, D. Toleno, R. Housley, D. Duncan, F. Li, R. Warren, M. W. Eshoo, T. A. Hall, S. A. Hofstadler, and D. J. Ecker, “Comprehensive biothreat cluster identification by PCR/electrospray-ionization mass spectrometry,” PLOS ONE 7(6): e36528 (2012).

Waybright N., E. Petrangelo, P. Lowary, J. Bogan, and N. Mulholland, “Detection of human virulence signatures in H5N1,” Journal of Virology Methods 154: 200-205 (2008).

Theisen, P. W., J. E. Grimwade, A. C. Leonard, J. A. Bogan, and C. E. Helmstetter, “Correlation of gene transcription with the timing of initiation of chromosome replication in E. coli,” Molecular Microbiology 10: 575-584 (1993).

Bogan, J. A., and C. E. Helmstetter, “mioC transcription, initiation of replication, and the eclipse in Escherichia coli,” Journal of Bacteriology, 178: 3201-3206 (1996).

Zhou, P., J. A. Bogan, K. Welch, S. R. Pickett, H. J. Wang, A. Zaritsky, and C. E. Helmstetter, “Gene transcription and chromosome replication in E. coli,” Journal of Bacteriology 179: 163-169 (1997).

Bogan, J. A., and C. E. Helmstetter, “DNA sequestration and transcription in the oriC region of Escherichia coli,” Molecular Microbiology 25: 889-896 (1997).

Helmstetter, C. E., M. Thornton, P. Zhou, J. A. Bogan, A. Leonard, and J. E. Grimwade, “Replication and segregation of a miniF plasmid during the division cycle of Escherichia coli,” Journal of Bacteriology 179: 1393-1399 (1997).

Bogan, J. A., D. A. Natale, and M. L. DePamphilis, “Initiation of eukaryotic DNA replication: conservative or liberal?” Journal of Cell Physiology 184: 135-150 (2000).

Li, C. J., J. A. Bogan, D. A. Natale, and M. L. DePamphilis, “Selective activation of pre-replication complexes at specific sites in mammalian nuclei,” Journal of Cell Science 113: 887-898 (2000).

Bogan, J. A., J. E. Grimwade, M. Thornton, P. Zhou, G. D. C. Denning, and C. E. Helmstetter, “P1 and NR1 plasmid replication during the cell cycle of Escherichia coli,” Plasmid 45: 200-208 (2001).