Program Overview
Industrial Advisory Board

Each year the MBP’s Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) convenes at Northwestern University to meet with students and evaluate the effectiveness and relevance of our program. This two-day summit brings faculty and industrial leaders together in a collaborative space to “compare notes” and set goals for the future.

We value the guidance of our board members and their critical insights to the demands of modern industry.


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Jason Backus

Technology Manager
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Jeff Boesiger

Director of Operations, Strategy & Planning
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Susan Casnocha

Associate Research Fellow and Group Leader, Culture Process Development
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Paul Collins

Senior Director, Small Molecule Design and Development
Office: Indianapolis, Indiana
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Shivani Gupta

Associate Scientist
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Latonia Harris

Principal Scientist, Pharmaceutical Development and Manufacturing Sciences
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Manfred Koller

Vice President, Business Development
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Andy Lin

Vice President, Product Sciences
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Christi McDowell-Patterson

Director of Upstream Process Development
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Sigma Mostafa

Vice President, Process Development
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Joe Palac

Operations Manager, Pharmacy Solutions
Office: North Chicago, Illinois
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David Peritt

Director, Biosimilars Biology
Office: Lake Forest, Illinois
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James Piret

Professor, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
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Carl Radosevich

MBP Alumnus, Business Intelligence & Product Supervisor
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Francisco Rausa

Senior Principal Research Scientist, Future Therapeutics & Technology
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David Roush

Distinguished Scientist, BioPurification Development
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David Russell

Director of Biotechnology Prospecting
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Albert Schmelzer

Principal Scientist, Development Process Cell Culture
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Vic Vinci

Chief Scientific Officer - Vice President Process Development


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David Amrani

FAHA Consultant, Biocompatibility, Hematology, Devices & Regenerative Medicine
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Kathy Carswell

Senior Engineer
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Doug Cameron

Co-President & Director
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Edna Choi

MBP Alumna, OE Manager, Operational Excellence
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Eric Emery

Vice-President, Manufacturing (Retired)
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Xuejin 'Sherry' Lin

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Aaron Kelley

Biorefineries Industry Leader, Regional Marketing Director, Asia Pacific
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Steven Lee

Global Head, Technical Operations & CEO, Singapore
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Vasantha Nagarajan

Technical Fellow, Biochemical Sciencea & Engineering, CR&D
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Michael Rosen

Vice-Chair, Business Advisory Board
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Inn Yuk

Senior Group Leader and Principal Engineer, Early Stage Cell Culture BioProcess Development, PTDU
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Vinod Srinivasan

MBP Alumnus, Research Associate, Biomass Applications Group
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E. Terry Papoutsakis

Eugene DuPont Chair Dept. of Chemical Engineering, Delaware Biotechnology Institute
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Christopher Tomas

Principal Pharmaceutical Scientist