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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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Current Members

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William Bentley

Distinguished University Professor of Bioengineering, University of Maryland - College Park, MD
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Deepika Bhatia '10

Senior Consultant, GE Healthcare Camden Group - Chicago, IL

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Jeff Boesiger

Head of Product Operations, Biologics Operating Unit, Shire - Los Angeles, CA

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Paul Collins

Senior Director, Small Molecule Design and Development, Eli Lilly and Company - Indianapolis, IN

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David Giljohann

Chief Executive Officer, Exicure - Skokie, IL
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Shivani Gupta '08

Associate Scientist, Amgen - Thousand Oaks, CA

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Latonia Harris

Scientific Director, Janssen Pharmaceutica - Malvern, PA

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Andy Lin

Pharma Technical Develoment Project and Portfolio Management, Genentech - San Francisco, CA

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Christi McDowell-Patterson

Upstream Process Development Lead, Spark Therapeutics - Philadelphia, PA

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David Peritt

Chief Technology Officer, Sigilon - Cambridge, MA

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Francisco Rausa

Senior Principal Research Scientist, Future Therapeutics and Technology, AbbVie - North Chicago, IL

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David Roush

Distinguished Scientist, BioProcess Development, Merck Research Labs - Kenilworth, New Jersey

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Albert Schmelzer

Director of Research & Development, MedImmune - Gaithersburg, MD 

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Sean Simpson

Chief Scientific Officer & Co-Founder, LanzaTech - Skokie, IL
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Anne Thiel '11

Senior Fermentation Research Associate, Newlight Technologies - Irvine, CA
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Vic Vinci

Chief Scientific Officer & Vice President of Process Development, Cook Pharmica - Bloomington, IN 

Past Members

David Amrani

Founder, Amrani Consulting, LLC - Milwaukee, WI

Jason Backus

Technology Manager, DuPont Industrial Biosciences - Beloit, WI

Kathy Carswell

Senior Engineer, Genentech - San Francisco, CA

Susan Casnocha

Research Fellow & Group Leader, Culture Process Development, Pfizer - St. Louis, MO

Doug Cameron

Co-President & Director, First Green Partners - Minneapolis, MN

Edna Choi '04

Senior Manager of Operational Excellence, Novavax - Gaithersburg, MD

Eric Emery

Vice President, Manufacturing, BioClin Therapeutics - San Francisco, CA

Xuejin (Sherry) Gu

Director of Purification and Virology, Eli Lilly and Company - Indianapolis, IN

Aaron Kelley

Senior Director, Business Development, Amyris - San Francisco, CA

Fred Koller

Vice President, Business Development, Miltenyi Biotec - San Diego, CA

Steven Lee

Global Head, Technical Operations & CEO, Singapore Operations, DRL Biologics - Singapore

Sigma Mostafa

Vice President, Upstream & Downstream Process Development, KBI Biopharma - Durham, NC

Vasantha Nagarajan

Technical Fellow, DuPont Industrial Biosciences - Wilmington, DE

Joe Palac '09

Operations Manager, Pharmacy Solutions, AbbVie - North Chicago, IL

James Piret

Professor, Michael Smith LaboratoriesThe University of British Columbia - Vancouver, BC (Canada)

Michael Rosen

Partner Consultant, Aagami, Inc. - Chicago, IL
Managing Director, Rosen Bioscience Strategies LLC - Chicago, IL

David Russell

Director of Technology Prospecting, Monsanto - St. Louis, MO

E. Terry Papoutsakis

Eugene DuPont Chair of Chemical Engineering, University of Delaware - Newark, DE

Carl Radosevich '07

Manager, BI and Product Management, Panasonic Healthcare - Wood Dale, IL

Vinod Srinivasan '06

Research Associate, Biomass Applications Group, DuPont Industrial Biosciences 

Christopher Tomas

Technical Manager, AbbVie - North Chicago, IL

Inn Yuk

Senior Group Leader and Principal Engineer, Early Stage Cell Culture BioProcess Development, Genentech - San Francisco, CA