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.


Deepika Bhatia

Jeff Boesiger

Jeff's Website

Director of Operations, Strategy & Planning - Baxter Healthcare

Paul Collins

Paul's Website

Senior Director, Small Molecule Design and Development - Eli Lilly and Co.

David Giljohann

Chief Executive Officer - Exicure

Shivani Gupta (MBP Alumna)

Shivani's Website

Associate Scientist - Amgen

Latonia Harris

Latonia's Website

Principal Scientist, Pharmaceutical Development and Manufacturing Sciences - Centocore, Johnson & Johnson

Fred Koller

Fred's Website

Independent Consultant

Vice President, Business Development - Miltenyi Biotec

Vice President, Product Sciences - Adicet Bio

Christi McDowell-Patterson

Christi's Website

Director, Upstream Process Development - Novavax, Inc.

Joe Palac (MBP Alumnus)

Operations Manager, Pharmacy Solutions - AbbVie

David Peritt

David's Website

Director, Biosimilars Biology - Hospira (Pfizer)

James Piret

James's Website

Professor, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering - Michael Smith Laboratories, University of British Columbia

Francisco Rausa

Francisco's Website

Senior Principal Research Scientist, Future Therapeutics & Technology - AbbVie

David Roush

David's Website

Distinguished Scientist, BioPurification Development - Merck

David Russell

Director of Technology Prospecting - Monsanto

Albert Schmelzer (MBP Alumnus)

Albert 's Website

Principal Scientist, Development Process Cell Culture - MedImmune

Sean Simpson

Chief Scientific Officer and Co-Founder - LanzaTech

Vic Vinci

Vic's Website

Chief Scientific Officer, Vice President Process Development - Cook Pharmica


David Amrani

David's Website

FAHA Consultant, Biocompatibility, Hematology, Devices & Regenerative Medicine

Amrani Consulting LLC

Jason Backus

Kathy Carswell

Senior Engineer


Susan Casnocha

Office: St. Louis, Missouri
Susan's Website

Associate Research Fellow and Group Leader, Culture Process Development


Doug Cameron

Doug's Website

Co-President & Director

First Green Partners

MBP Alumna, Senior Manager of Operational Excellence


Eric Emery

Vice-President, Manufacturing (Retired)

PDL BioPharma

Aaron Kelley

Aaron's Website

Biorefineries Industry Leader, Regional Marketing Director, Asia Pacific

DuPontIndustrial Biosciences

Global Head, Technical Operations & CEO, Singapore

DRL Biologics

Sigma Mostafa

Sigma's Website

Vice President, Upstream & Downstream Process Development

KBI Biopharma

Vasantha Nagarajan

Vasantha 's Website

Technical Fellow, Biochemical Sciencea & Engineering, CR&D


Michael Rosen

Michael's Website

Global Life Science Connector and Cluster-Builder

Cures Within Reach Foundation

E. Terry Papoutsakis

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

University of Delaware

Carl Radosevich

Carl's Website

MBP Alumnus, Business Intelligence & Product Supervisor

Panasonic Healthcare

Vinod Srinivasan

MBP Alumnus, Research Associate, Biomass Applications Group

DuPont Industrial Biosciences

Christopher Tomas

Christopher's Website

Principal Pharmaceutical Scientist


Inn Yuk

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