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Experimental Designs Consulting

At EDC, we believe science is the focus. We believe with the right management system; scientists can focus on what they do best, science. We create an adaptable and teachable management system capable of initiating and sustaining a biomedical laboratory. To date, there has not been a successful system that does not require an experienced lab manager. At EDC, we now have developed that system.


EDC Founder, Damien Wilpitz, has spent the last 12 years directing his attention toward understanding inefficiencies in academic research institutions. He has identified 4 key management components: Operational, Personnel, Financial and Research management. He and his team have acquired expertise in current methods of management practices, and have selected the best systems and techniques to create a basic, adaptable skeletal system. It has proven the ability to increase productivity by capitalizing on all available resources. Our management strategy focuses on the growth and flexibility of laboratories by correcting critical inefficiencies with readily actionable improvements. These efforts serve as the EDC template, resulting in the development and expansion of ambitious laboratory environments.


Our management modules will enable labs to operate at a capacity optimized for scientific productivity.


The Next Generation Researcher

Through our process of Coaching, Contracting, and Consulting; we have been able to build labs in the biomedical community. We love finding new researchers with early interests in mentorship. Click here to learn more about our services.


Team Builders of Science

Whether you speak for science from the bench or from a podium, E|D|C offers training services that trace your vision and build the right team for your needs. We are always working to bring open minded, curious, and passionate individuals together in a positive environment.


Rafael Bejar, M.D., Ph.D.

I’ve known and worked with Damien Wilpitz since 2007 when he was hired as the manager for the newly formed laboratory of Dr. Benjamin Ebert where I was beginning my post-doctoral fellowship. I was impressed with how quickly Damien demonstrated his experience as a...

Charles Kaufman, M.D., Ph.D.

Setting up a new lab is one of the most exciting and daunting challenges I have faced. Friends and colleagues at a similar point in their careers are excellent resources, but they face the same time constraints and pressures in developing their own research programs....

Anupama Narla, M.D.

As I was getting ready to start my own laboratory, I knew right away that I wanted and needed Damien’s help. I first met him in 2007 as a post-doctoral research fellow at Children’s Hospital Boston. Over the years, I witnessed the rapid expansion of Ben Ebert’s lab at...

Christine Fillmore Brainson, Ph.D.

Damien was absolutely instrumental in the whole process of finding the right faculty position for me. At every step of the way, Damien gave me great advice, helped me to refine my vision and showed me how to ask for exactly what I needed to succeed. The wish list...

Ami Bhatt, M.D., Ph.D.

I feel so lucky to have found Damien during the process of applying for, negotiating and accepting my first faculty position. The transition from postdoctoral fellowship to professorship is a challenging and exciting time. Having someone like Damien on my side made...

Kira Gritsman, M.D., Ph.D.

I have known Damien since he became the lab manager for the new lab next door to my postdoctoral lab at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. I witnessed firsthand his impressive skills at managing a rapidly growing and successful lab. When I learned of his professional...

Ann Mullally, M.D.

I went to Damien with the scientific aims from my chalk talk. From this, he developed a detailed budget for the first five years of my lab. With this, I was able to negotiate back and forth with the hiring institution to get the best possible start-up package I could....

Michael Kharas, Ph.D

I am very happy to say that when I started my laboratory at Sloan-Kettering Institute, I was extremely lucky to have the support, guidance and experience that Damien provides. He was able to get my lab to the quickest start with us culturing cells and performing...

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