SHIELD T3, LLC founded in 2020 is solely owned by the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois and functions as a university-related organization. SHIELD T3’s primary mission is to expand the reach of saliva-based COVID-19 testing pioneered by the University of Illinois researchers.

Leadership Team

David Clark

Chief Executive Officer

Bob Ludtke

Chief Operations Officer

Michael Beck

Chief Financial Officer

William Maurello

Chief Commercial Officer

Tulsiram “Ram” Prathapam

Chief Scientific Officer

Randal Leslie

Vice President/General Manager Lab Management

Katie Truesdell

Human Resources Officer

Yuory Karetnyi

Chief Compliance Officer

John Phillips

Vice President Information Technology

Laura Wand

Special Projects

Board of Managers Executive Committee

Bill Jackson

Principal Officer

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