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2014 Speaker List


Yilma Adem, Ph.D., Formulation Scientist, Pharmaceutical Development, Genentech, Inc.

Pooja Arora, Ph.D., Senior Manufacturing Technical Specialist, Genentech, a member of the Roche Group

Yves Aubin, Ph.D., Research Scientist, Protein Structure and Analysis Laboratories, Regulatory Research Division, Centre for Biologics Evaluation, Health Canada

Lex Bakker, Ph.D., Chief Development Officer, Merus, The Netherlands

Scott Banta, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering, Columbia University

Steven Berkowitz, Ph.D., Consultant; former Principal Scientist, Analytical Development, Biogen Idec

Lawrence Berliner Ph.D., Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Denver; Emeritus, Ohio State University

Martin Bertschinger, Ph.D., Team Leader, Cell Line & Early Process Development, Glenmark Pharmaceuticals

Amardeep Bhalla, Ph.D., Principal Scientist, Pfizer

Jamie Biddlecombe, Scientist II, Formulation Sciences, MedImmune UK

Paul Bigwarfe, Jr., Ph.D., Director, Analytical Sciences, Industrial Operations and Product Supply, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

James Blackwell, Ph.D., M.B.A., President, The Windshire Group, LLC

Mark L. Brader, Ph.D., Principal Scientist, Protein Pharmaceutical Development, Biogen Idec

James Brady, Ph.D., Director, Technical Applications, MaxCyte, Inc.

Michael Brady, Ph.D., Director, Microbiology Services, Toxikon Corporation 

William Brazier, Principal Engineer, Amgen

Henry Bungay, Ph.D., Emeritus Professor, H.P. Isermann Department of Chemical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Jeffrey Chalmers, Ph.D., Professor, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering; Director, Analytical Cytometry Shared Resource, Comprehensive Cancer Center, The Ohio State University

Christine P. Chan, Ph.D., Principal Scientist/Technical Lead, Manufacturing Science & Technology, Genzyme, a SANOFI company

Kristin Chan, Engineer, Pharmaceutical Processing & Technology Development, Genentech, Inc.

Ravi Chari, Ph.D., Senior Scientist, Pharmaceutics, AbbVie Bioresearch Center

Shuang Chen, Ph.D., Senior Scientist, Pfizer, Inc.

Cheng Cheng, Process Engineer, Late Stage Cell Culture Development, Genzyme, a Sanofi company

Véronique Chotteau, Ph.D., Researcher, CETEG Cell Technology Group, Industrial Biotechnology, KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Howard Clarke, Ph.D., Director, Upstream Process Development, CMC Biologics

Ivan R. Correia, MBA, Ph.D., Senior Principal Research Scientist, Protein Analytics, Process Sciences, AbbVie Bioresearch Center

Matteo Costioli, Ph.D., DSP Process Development Manager, BioProcess Science, Merck Serono

Michael Cunningham, Ph.D., Senior Applications Scientist, Biomanufacturing Sciences Network, EMD Millipore

Yamuna Dasarathy, Ph.D., Director, Marketing, Pall Life Sciences 

Robert Deans, Ph.D., Executive Vice President, Regenerative Medicine, Athersys, Inc.

Trevor Deeks, Ph.D., Consultant, Deeks Pharmaceutical Consulting Services LLC 

Wian de Jongh, Ph.D., CSO, ExpreS2ion Biotechnologies

Vijay Dhawan, Ph.D., Senior Scientist, Bioanalytical Development, Genzyme

Paul DiGregorio, Ph.D., Director, Strategic Accounts, Freeslate, Inc.

Kristen Douglas, Ph.D., Associate Scientist and Group Leader, Late Stage Cell Culture, Genentech, A Member of the Roche Group

Andrew Downey, Ph.D., Researcher, Chemistry, University of Massachusetts Lowell

Brian Doyle, Senior Research Associate, Gilead

Gary C. du Moulin, Ph.D., MPH, RAC, Senior Director, Quality Aseptic Controls, Genzyme (a Sanofi Company)

Jia Duo, Ph.D., Research Investigator, Analytical and Bioanalytical Development, Bristol-Myers Squibb

Michael R. Dyson, Ph.D., Senior Research Associate, Biochemistry, University of Cambridge, and Group Leader, IONTAS, Ltd.

Catherine Eakin, Ph.D., Senior Scientist, Amgen

Alexander M. Ernesti, Operations Director, Manufacturing Operations, Sanofi Biosurgery

Scott Estes, Ph.D., Director, Cell Culture Development, Biogen Idec, Inc.

Timothy Fawcett, Ph.D., Scientific Director, BioTechnical Institute of Maryland, Inc.  

Rory Finn, Principal Scientist, Conjugate and Polytide Process Development, Biotherapeutics Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pfizer

John Follit, Ph.D., Scientist I, Cell Line Technology, Biogen Idec, Inc.

Ian Fotheringham, Ph.D., President & Co-Founder, Industrial Biotechnology, Ingenza, Ltd.

Bert Frohlich, Ph.D., Director, Bioengineering, Shire Human Genetic Therapies

Melissa Geddie, Ph.D., Senior Scientist, Merrimack Pharmaceuticals

Alan Gilbert, Ph.D., Senior Engineer, Cell Culture Development, Biogen Idec

Brian Glennon, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Chemical & Bioprocess Engineering, University College Dublin

Sofie Goetschalckx, Head, Cell Culture Manufacturing Science Team, MSAT, Cell Culture and Microbiology, Genzyme, a Sanofi Company

Yatin R. Gokarn, Ph.D., Narotam Sekhsaria Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering, Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai, India

David Gold, Ph.D., Associate Director, Business Development, Halozyme Therapeutics

Kathryn Golden, MEng., Scientist II/Development Project Manager, Manufacturing and Process Sciences, Eleven Biotherapeutics

Anthony Grabski, Ph.D., Director, R&D, Semba Biosciences, Inc.

Zhenyu Gu, Ph.D., Development Scientist II, Analytical Sciences, Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Kapil Gupta, Ph.D., Senior Fellow, Integrated Biologics Profiling, Novartis Institute of Biomedical Research

Maria-Teresa Gutierrez-Lugo, Ph.D., Product Quality Reviewer, Division of Therapeutic Proteins, OBP/Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, US Food and Drug Administration

Don Healey, Ph.D., CSO, Opexa Therapeutics

Marc Horner, Ph.D., Lead Technical Services Engineer, ANSYS, Inc.

Damian Houde, Ph.D., Scientist II, Protein Pharmaceutical Development, Biogen Idec; Adjunct Professor, Northeastern University

Qingyan Hu, Scientist, Ph.D., Scientist, Formulation Development, Regeneron, Inc.

Yimin Hua, Ph.D., Quality Control Scientist I, Genzyme Corporation, a Sanofi Company

Jason Huang, Ph.D., Senior Research Investigator, Analytical and Bioanalytical Development, Bristol-Myers Squibb

Min Huang, Ph.D., Principal Scientist, Pharmaceutical R&D, Pfizer, Inc.

Finn Hung, Ph.D., Senior Scientist, Merck & Co.

Ralf Huss, M.D., Ph.D., CSO, apceth GmbH & Co. KG

Rohanah Hussain, Ph.D., Senior Scientist, Diamond Light Source. Ltd.

Vidyashankara Iyer, Ph.D., Scientist, Formulation Sciences, MedImmune

Pratik Jaluria, Ph.D., Associate Director, Alexion Pharmaceuticals

Molly Jenkins, Ph.D., Research Fellow, Microbiology and Immunology, Norris Cotton Cancer Center, Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth College

Jan Jezek, Ph.D., CSO, Development, Arecor Ltd.

Mi Jin, Ph.D., Group Leader, Biologics Process Development, Bristol-Myers Squibb

Susan Dana Jones, Ph.D., Vice President and Senior Consultant, BioProcess Technology Consultants, Inc.

Alois Jungbaer, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Biotechnology, University of Natural Resources and Life Science Vienna, (BOKU) and Austrian Centre of Industrial Biotechnology

Christian Schrøder Kaas, Ph.D., Researcher, Mammalian Cell Technology, Novo Nordisk A/S

Sohye Kang, Ph.D., Senior Scientist, Product Attribute Sciences, Amgen, Inc.

Ohad Karnieli, Ph.D., MBA, Vice President, Development and Manufacturing, Pluristem Therapeutics

Jeffrey M. Karp, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Bernadette Keane, Vice President, Quality, Bluebird bio

Gregory Keil, M.S., Senior Scientist, Merck

Timothy Kelly, Ph.D., Vice President, Biopharmaceutical Development, KBI Biopharma, Inc. 

Frank Kensy, Ph.D., Managing Director, m2p-labs, Inc.

Pranay Khare, Ph.D., Director, Research, Cancer Immunotherapy and Gene Therapy cGMP Facility, Roger Williams Medical Center

Nikolai Khramtsov, Ph.D., Associate Director, Upstream Development, Protein Sciences Corporation

Marina Kirkitadze, Ph.D., Deputy Director, Analytical Research & Development, Sanofi Pasteur

Jianmei Kochling, Ph.D., Director, Quality Science and Analytical Technology, Genzyme, a Sanofi Company

Samidha Konkar, Ph.D., Senior Research Scientist, Formulation Development, Janssen

Kathleen Kopycinski, Senior Associate Scientist, Cell Culture Development, Biogen Idec

Eric Krauland, Ph.D., Senior Director, Antibody Discovery and Optimization, Adimab LLC

Michael Kuczewski, Ph.D., Scientist, Purification Process Development, Bluebird Bio

Steven LaBrenz, Ph.D., Scientific Director, Drug Product Development, Janssen R&D

Lada Laenen, Ph.D., Head, Cell Culture and Microbiology, MSAT, Genzyme, a Sanofi company

Steven Lang, Ph.D., MBA, Scientific Director, Biologics Research, J&J Biotechnology Center of Excellence

Ramil F. Latypov, Ph.D., Principal Scientist, Process & Product Development, Amgen, Inc.

Thomas Laue, Ph.D., Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; Director, Biomolecular Interaction Technologies Center (BITC), University of New Hampshire

Jennifer S. Laurence, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University of Kansas

Olivier Laurent, Ph.D., Vice President, CMC, Ambrx, Inc.

Jehyuk Lee, M.D., Ph.D., Genetics, Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, Harvard University

Hong Li, Ph.D., Principal Scientist, Purification Process Development, Merck

Yunsong “Frank” Li, Ph.D., Associate Principal Scientist, Bioprocess Development, Merck Research Laboratories

Joyce Lin, Senior Research Associate, Analytical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, ImmunoGen, Inc.

Laura Lin, Ph.D., Director, Biophysics, Analytics, & Bioconjugation, Biotherapeutics R&D, Pfizer

Lily Liu, Principal Associate, Formulation and Analytical Development, Agensys, Inc.

Patricia Lowden, Scientist, Protein Production and Analytics Department, Eleven Biotherapeutics

Kelly Loyet, Ph.D., Scientist, Biochemical and Cellular Pharmacology, Research, Genentech

Yuh-Fun Maa, Ph.D., Principal Engineer, Pharmaceutical Processing & Technology Development, Genentech, Inc.

Sheila G. Magil, Ph.D., Senior Consultant, BioProcess Technology Consultants, Inc. 

Fletcher Malcom, MBA, Associate Director, Product Management, Repligen Corporation 

Hanuman Mallubhotla, Ph.D., Research Director and Head, Biopharmaceutical Development, Syngene International, Ltd.

Lam Markely, Scientist II, Cell Culture Development – High-Throughput Analytical Group, Biogen Idec

Steven Max, Ph.D., Associate Research Fellow, Biotherapeutics Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pfizer, Inc.

Mark McCall, Ph.D., Enterprise Fellow, Loughborough University

Sophia T. Mundle, Ph.D., Senior Manager, Protein Chemistry, Sanofi Pasteur

Julie R. Murrell, Ph.D., Program Manager, Collaborations; R&D Manager, EMD Millipore Corporation

Nesredin Mussa, Ph.D., Global Manufacturing and Supply, Bristol-Myers Squibb

Matthew Myers, Associate Scientist, Sterile Products Analytical Development, Merck

Laurence A. Nafie, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Department of Chemistry, Syracuse University

Sagi Nahum, Ph.D., QC Manager, Pluristem Therapeutics, Inc.

Amith Naik, Ph.D., RAC, Senior Scientist, Biomanufacturing Training and Education Center, North Carolina State University

Eugene Nebelitsky, Senior Scientist, Integrated Biologics Profiling (IBP), Novartis

Kelly Neelon, Ph.D., Associate Director, Drug Product Formulation, Momenta Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Richard Nian, Ph.D., Research Scientist, Downstream Processing Group, Bioprocess Technology Institute, A*Star, Singapore

Knut Niss, Ph.D., Senior Technical Project Leader, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp.

Timothy Pabst, Ph.D., Scientist, Purification Process Science, MedImmune

Andreas Pahl, Ph.D., CSO, Heidelberg Pharma

Angelo Palmese, Ph.D., Junior Researcher, Structural Characterization, Analytical Development Biotech Products, Merck Serono

Guangliang Greg Pan, Ph.D., Principal Research Scientist, Biopharmaceutical Research and Development, Eli Lilly and Company

Diane Paskiet, Ph.D., Director, Scientific Affairs, West Pharmaceutical Services

Shashi Prajapati, Ph.D, Senior Scientist, Biogen Idec

James Prudent, Ph.D., President & CEO, Centrose

Kishan Rao, M.S., Senior Manager, Technical Services, Alexion Pharmaceuticals

Machinani Rao, Ph.D., MBA, Executive Director, Analytical Sciences/Quality Control, Progenics Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Wayne F. Reed, Ph.D., Murchison Mallory Chair Professor of Physics, Department of Physics, Tulane University

Dean Ripple, Ph.D., Leader, Bioprocess Measurements Group, National Institute of Standards and Technology

Nadine M. Ritter, Ph.D., President and Analytical Advisor, Global Biotech Experts, LLC

Christopher J. Roberts, Associate Professor, Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, University of Delaware

Jon A. Rowley, Ph.D., Chief Executive and Technical Officer, RoosterBio

Hugh H. Russell, Ph.D., Director, Antibody Technologies, Excelimmune

Alan G. Ryder, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer, Nanoscale Biophotonics Laboratory, School of Chemistry, National University of Ireland, Galway

Pooja Sane, Doctoral Candidate, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Pharmacy, University of Connecticut

Stefan Schmidt, Ph.D., Vice President, DSP, Rentschler Biotechnology

Curtiss P. Schneider, Ph.D., Senior Engineer I, Protein Pharmaceutical Development, Biogen Idec

Christian Schöneich, Ph.D., Takeru Higuchi Distinguished Professor and Chair, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University of Kansas

Ian Schwartz, MSc., Senior Engineer, Process Development, Agensys, Inc.

Karan Shah, MSc., Analytical Associate III, Analytical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Immunogen, Inc.

Armon Sharei, Ph.D., Research Associate, Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); Co-Founder, SQZ Biotech

David Shaw, Ph.D., Group Leader, Early Stage Cell Culture, Genentech, Inc.


Shuai "Sunny" Shi, Ph.D., Senior Scientist, Sterile Product Development, Merck

Alan Shupe, Ph.D., Scientist I, Biologics Manufacturing and Process Development, Bristol-Myers Squibb

Andrew Snowden, Ph.D., Director, Cell Culture Sciences, Macrogenics, Inc.


Indresh K. Srivastava, Ph.D., Vice President, Product Realization, Protein Sciences Corp.

Matthieu Stettler, Ph.D., Manager, Upstream Development, Biotech Process Sciences, Merck Serono SA

Gerald Striedner, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Biotechnology, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna

Aleš Štrancar, Ph.D., CEO, BIA Separations GmbH

Steven Strubbe, DSP Specialist, Merck

Nanda Subbarao, Ph.D., Senior Consultant, Analytical CMC, Biologics Consulting Group

Yu Tang, Ph.D., Principle Scientist, Integrated Biologics Profiling, Novartis Institute of Biomedical Research

Mark Tardie, MSc., Senior Regulatory Manager, Global Biotherapeutics CMC, Pfizer, Inc.

Geetha Thiagarajan, Ph.D., Senior Scientist, Sterile Product and Analytical Development, Merck & Co.

Michael G. Tovey, Ph.D., INSERM Director, Research, Laboratory of Biotechnology and Applied Pharmacology, ENS-Cachan, France

Lily Tsang, MSE, Associate Scientist II, Biologics Process Development Downstream, Global Manufacturing and Supply, Bristol-Myers Squibb

Yung-shyeng Tsao, Ph.D., Senior Principal Scientist, BioProcess Technology and Expression, Biologics Bioprocess Development, Merck & Co.

John Tsavalas, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Materials Science, University of New Hampshire

Vincent Turula, Ph.D., MBA, Director, Biotherapeutics Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pfizer, Inc.

Pete Vandeberg, Ph.D., Director, Analytical Development, Grifols

Arie van Oorschot, Head, Process Development, uniQure

Danielle van Wijk, Ph.D., Project Leader, Downstream Processing, Synthon Biopharmaceuticals

Len van Zyl, Ph.D., CEO and CSO, ArrayXpress, Inc.

Marc Verhagen, Ph.D., Director, Biochemical Method Development, Allergan

Christina R. Vessely, Associate Director, Merck & Co.

Jörg von Hagen, Ph.D., Director, Global Cell Culture R&D, Merck

Jens H. Vogel, Ph.D., Executive Director & Head, Process Sciences USA, Boehringer Ingelheim Fremont, Inc.

Yogesh Waghmare, Ph.D., Process Engineer III, Global Manufacturing Science and Technology, Genzyme, a Sanofi Company

Aditya Wakankar, Ph.D., Associate Director, Formulation & Analytical Development, Stem CentRx LLC

Thomas E. Wales, Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, The Barnett Institute of Chemical and Biological Analysis, Northeastern University

Robert H. Walters, Senior Scientist, Biotherapeutics Pharmaceutical R&D, Pfizer, Inc.

Benjamin Wang, Ph.D., Senior Bioprocess Engineer, Merrimack Pharmaceuticals

Wenhua Wang, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow, Late Stage Pharmaceutical Development, Genentech, Inc.

Till Wenger, Ph.D., Associate Director, Cell Biology & Cell Culture II, Process Sciences, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma

David J. Williams, Ph.D., Professor, Healthcare Engineering, Centre for Biologics Engineering, Loughborough University

Janet L. Wolfe, Ph.D., President, Wolfe Laboratories

Ken Wong, Deputy Director, MTech/AP&T - Extractables & Leachables, Sanofi Pasteur

LiYing Yang, Ph.D., Scientist II, Manufacturing Sciences & Technology, MedImmune, Inc.

Mark Yang, Ph.D., Director, Fill Finish Development, Commercial Process Development, Genzyme, a Sanofi Company

Yuansheng Yang, Ph.D., Research Scientist, Animal Cell Technology, Bioprocessing Technology Institute

Anthony L. Young, Ph.D., Principal Scientist, Pharmaceutical Research and Development, Pfizer, Inc.

Bo Yu, Ph.D., Co-Founder and CSO, Larix Bioscience, LLC

Kevin Zen, Ph.D., Manager, Biologics Development, Allergan

Yuhong Zeng, Ph.D., Senior Scientist, Alcon Laboratories, Inc.

Hua Zhong, M.D., Ph.D., FCAP, Assistant Professor, Pathology and Lab Medicine, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Joe Zhou, Ph.D., CEO, Genor Biopharma, Walvax Bio Group and Visiting Professor, Peking University

Qun Zhou, Ph.D., Principal Scientist, Protein Engineering, Genzyme, a Sanofi Company

Zhiqing Zhu, Ph.D., Research Investigator, Drug Product Science and Technology Department, Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.

Jesús Zurdo, Ph.D., Head, Innovation, Biopharma Development, Lonza Biologics plc

Matthew Zustiak, Ph.D., Principal Scientist, Cell Culture Development, Gallus Biopharmaceuticals

Andrew Zydney, Ph.D., Professor and Department Head, Chemical Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University