EMMES Corporation Services

Mark Wolff, Ph.D.

Vice President

Why I joined Emmes

The chance to move to the Washington area and work in the area of infectious disease and vaccines was really appealing.

How I describe our firm to other people

I’d say we’re an untypical contract research organization. I think we have more of an academic focus than many CROs. I also say that our people really take ownership of their work. There’s a great sense of pride here. Every night when I go to bed, I feel good about what we’re trying to do and who we’re trying to help.

A bit about me

I like to spend time with my family. I have an artistic side; I used to do pottery and now I’m getting more into photography.

The best part about working here

The goal of the work we do and the supportive environment at Emmes. Our clients really value our contributions. We do well financially but we’re not driven by the bottom line.

Words I’d use to describe Emmes

Successful. Caring. Innovative. Collaborative.

My background

I worked as an assistant professor, research scientist, research associate and senior statistician before coming to Emmes in 1994. My first role was as co-principal investigator our AIDS vaccine group contract. I’m leading our infectious disease group, which is quite large now and involves a number of contracts. Our vaccine studies have made a tremendous impact on public health. When you see a study you worked on move into the product phase, resulting in a prescription or vaccine that reduces illnesses or saves lives – that’s a huge source of pride.


Ph.D., mathematics, State University of New York
M.A., mathematics, State University of New York
B.A., mathematics, State University of New York