Leigh is president of INX Laboratories, a leading laboratory that provides consistent and exceedingly accurate results, with roles in both independent and team laboratory research with applications in a variety of fields. She earned her bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering from LaSalle University and currently holds memberships and certifications in the National Women’s Business Enterprise, American Society of Microbiology, American Industrial Hygiene Association, and the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienist.
As a hands-on chemist, Leigh quickly became known for her comprehensive knowledge of Microbiology, familiarity with various chemical and metallurgical methods, and managerial skills in laboratory activities. Thanks to her keen eye for detail, she successfully created and implemented a quality control program that addressed OOS issues, established a cost-effective in-house heavy metal testing program, and developed research programs for projects like citrus greening, oil extraction from algae, and bacteria soil regeneration.
Her extensive knowledge includes experience in purification, analysis, and characterization compounds, such as proteins, bacteria, drugs, fuels, and toxins, by gas chromatography, ICP, PF3D, PRC, and gel electrophoresis. Leigh is also proficient in MPN, Petri-film, food, oils, fuel, and environmental sample analysis by Multiplex-PCR for bacteria like E. coli, O157: H7, salmonella, listeria, staphylococcus, among others.
June Shin Ph.D
June Shin is the Vice President of INX Laboratories. Originally from South Korea, Shin earned a Ph.D. in Phytochemistry and Pharmacognosy from Sungkyunkwan University. Before joining the INX team, Shin developed the botanical drug Synatura, launched in 2011. Hailed as a blockbuster product, Synatura became the top-selling antitussive expectorant in Korea, with yearly sales of $30 million since its debut, as well as additional sales abroad.
At INX Labs, Shin is in charge of laboratory accreditations including ISO/IEC 17025, as well as creating SOPs, conducting method validations for analytical procedures, and producing exceptional results. Her roles also include optimizing sample preparation methods for different cannabis products such as oil, skin care products, coffee, and tinctures to provide accurate and reliable results. She also lends her expertise to Khrysos Industries, where she optimizes their manufacturing processes for distillate and isolate extending their product lines with research and development.
Quinn Colburn is an analytical chemist at INX Laboratories. Colburn earned a bachelor’s degree in biomedical sciences from the University of South Florida and a master’s degree in biotechnology from the University of Alabama.
By leveraging his past experiences in the field, Colburn became gainfully employed in the medical cannabis industry in his home state during the early years of legalization. While as a postgrad, he worked in a pre-clinical stem cell research in an academic lab for two years.
Since joining INX Labs, Colburn has been in charge of maintenance, troubleshooting, repair, and calibration of the laboratory’s analytical instruments. He also writes working protocols that pertain to the daily operations and data acquisitions, while also calculating the limits of detection and limits of quantitation of analytical instruments. Additionally, Colburn keeps track of laboratory inventory, and quote acquisitions for laboratory services and equipment. Within the team, he consults and discusses any changes that must be implemented to the laboratory’s infrastructure in order to maintain all accreditations needed.
Aftab Khan Ph.D.
Dr. Aftab Khan graduated from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York with a Ph.D degree. Focused on life science research for over 20 years, his areas of expertise include analytical chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology, microbiology, genetics and genomics.
He has published numerous research articles in peer reviewed scientific journals, attended several international scientific conferences as well as having trained and worked in major US research institutions such as Cornell University, Penn State University, Purdue University and University of Florida. At INX labs he is involved in the analytical testing method development for cannabidiol products such as flower, crude oil, distillate, and isolate. Dr. Khan has firsthand knowledge of the entire process of Hemp derived products from seed to white label and is routinely involved in developing turn key solutions to meet customers’ needs.