About Us


Shauna R Brummet, PhD

Dr. Brummet is a seasoned technical and business leader with broad experience in life science research and product development, start-up and global companies, deal flow assessment, technology-based economic development, and open innovation. Shauna is highly collaborative and connected to national, state, regional and local economic development organizations, early-stage investors, agbioscience, biotech, med-device, and consumer products companies. Multi-partner relationship nurturing, entrepreneur coaching and open innovation are key areas of her expertise.

Shauna is proud to have been named to the Board of Trustees of BioOhio. The Board is comprised of influential bioscience leaders from around the state, representing a variety of backgrounds and organizations.


Betty Aylsworth,
Program Coordinator

Ms. Aylsworth is a life-long Wayne County, Ohio resident and long-time employee of the OARDC and its sister organization OSU’s Agricultural Technical Institute (ATI). Betty brings to BioHio a wealth of knowledge on how to get things done and who to go to both within the University and the community at large. She coordinates all our activities across campus, the community, our tenants and clients as well as industry partners around the world.

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Terry Snoddy,
Vice President

Senior Finance Manager, CFAES

Heidi McCabe
Secretary, BioHio

Senior Association General Counsel
OSU Legal Affairs

Carole R Fallon
Treasurer, BioHio

Director, OSU Office of the Treasurer


Our Vision

BioHio Research Park is more than a physical location; while it is about land and buildings in which people will work, it is so much more; our vision is to be a successful extension of the pioneering spirit that brought people to Wooster, Wayne County, Ohio to establish OARDC in 1892 to discover new ways of feeding ourselves and our animals; of clothing and housing ourselves; of producing and harnessing energy; of making devices for use on farms, in businesses and in homes; of using microbial, plant, and animal products – all to enrich lives and communities that build a rewarding, healthy and safe, and sustainable future in our region, our state and our world.

Our Mission

BioHio Research Park –

  • Is a vehicle for moving agbioscience technology to the marketplace via public-private partnerships
  • Provides facilities and entrepreneurial support for tenant companies, clients and the community
  • Serves as a catalyst for local and regional development and propulsion for an economic shift within Ohio
  • We provide our clients with
  • High quality office, laboratory and specialty facilities
  • Access to researchers, students, and the technical and service assets of OARDC
  • An intellectually and culturally stimulating environment
  • Entrepreneurial support including assistance in accessing funding
  • Small-town convenience, a high-quality environment, sports & entertainment, and proximity to major cities

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BioHio’s Foundation

BioHio Research Park was conceived of by leaders of OSU/OARDC and the Wooster, Ohio community as a logical economic development program for the region based on the agbioscience strengths of the University and business strengths of the community.

Located on the campus of OARDC and deeply rooted in its history and focus – a premier institution committed to safe, healthy, and affordable food and agricultural products; sustainable food and agricultural systems; strong rural and urban communities; stewardship of natural resources and the environment; keeping Ohio positioned favorably in a global economy – BioHio represents the commitment of OSU/OARDC to providing solutions to unmet market needs.

As a generator of significant economic impacts for the state in the form of: technology commercialization; new and improved crops, breeds, and products for Ohio producers; new and improved technologies for Ohio industry; and enhanced and protected environment and quality of life for Ohioans OARDC’s role in the state grows each day (Battelle 2008).

OARDC focuses its efforts in three broad areas:

  • Advanced Bioenergy and Biobased Products
  • Food Security, Production, and Human Health
  • Environmental Quality and Sustainability