Program Overview
Meet Our Students

As emergent technologies become increasingly democratized, the variety of scientific applications grows exponentially, as do the variety of employment opportunities available to our graduates.

Check out what some of our recent graduates have been up to below, and view information on past MBP classes using the links to the right.

Alumni Spotlights

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Peter Zhang

Class of 2013-14

Senior Research Associate for Upstream Process Development

Peter completed his industrial internship at Genzyme:

Zhang gained critical experience in cell culture production processes. Prior to his work with Genzyme, his only hands-on experience with a bioreactor came from an MBP lab course. “MBP’s chemical engineering and bioprocessing courses provided me with a solid foundation… My supervisor was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was for him to teach me the scientific and engineering fundamentals of process development.”

After a short three months, Zhang was right at home, handling routine lab work, responding to process deviations, and successfully maintaining perfusion bioreactors.

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Shivani Gupta

Class of 2008-09

Senior Associate Scientist in Process Development

Shivani completed her industrial internship at Abbott Laboratories:

"At Abbott, I worked with Process Science- Cell Culture on a clinical phase project.  Specifically, I worked on developing and optimizing cell culture process for manufacturing. I dealt with amplification of cells in flasks, bio-wave bags, and bioreactors.  We simplified media preparation, developed a robust seed train and production process. I gained experience with cell culture process development, data acquisition, analysis and interpretation. In addition, I assisted in technical transfer to manufacturing."

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Niket Bubna

Class of 2008-09

KBI BioPharma
Process Development Scientist I

Niket completed his industrial internship at Eli Lilly:

"I worked in the Cell Culture group in BR&D Department at Lilly. My day-to-day activities involved work on medium optimization to further improve the cell culture productivity. The work involved studying key components in the medium formulation with dose response and using statistical experiment design (DoE) approach to optimize the cell culture process. I helped the group significantly improve product titer and the optimized processes are being evaluated in shake flasks and bioreactors. My work contributed to accelerate the process development and implementation of a new cell culture platform. The opportunity to work at Lilly has gave me insight into the importance of media science and the impact it can have on the business objectives of the company."

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Aniruddha Rajan

Class of 2008-09

Aniruddha completed his internship at Genentech:

"I was involved with a diverse set of projects at Genentech. My main project involved the evaluation of a new online pH sensor in a high throughput cell culture system. I also did comparability studies of disposable bioreactors versus traditional non-disposable bioreactors. The main advantages of disposables are saving a large amount of time and resources required to clean and maintain bioreactors after different runs, so disposables could potentially be very economical for the company to adopt into some of their processes. I'm was also involved with evaluating different disposable pumps for use in different disposable filtration applications. I'm definitely enjoyed the work and particularly in the group I was in. I was able to collaborate with a number of different departments at Genentech, which gave me a lot of technical experience in different fields as well as a more holistic view of upstream/downstream processes."