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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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Jeff Boesiger

Vice President of Operations, Genexa - Greater Los Angeles Area, CA
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Edna Choi '04

Associate Director, Project Management, Kite Pharma - Washington D.C.
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Latonia Harris

Scientific Director, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Johnson & Johnson - Princeton, NJ

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Sherry Gu

VP, CMC Management, WuXi Biologics - Indianapolis, IN
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Michael Köpke

Director, Synthetic Biology, LanzaTech - Greater Chicago Area, IL
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Andy Lin

Pharma Technical Development 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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Anli Ouyang

Sr. Director, Molecular Biology, Fermentation, and Cell Culture,  Eli Lilly and Company - Indianapolis, IN
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David Peritt

Chief Technology Officer, Sigilon - Cambridge, MA

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Francisco Rausa

Director, Digital Health & Innovation, Future Therapeutics and Technology, AbbVie - North Chicago, IL

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David Roush

Distinguished Scientist, BioProcess Development, Merck Research Labs - Greater NY City Area, NY

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Albert Schmelzer

Director of Research & Development, AstraZeneca - Gaithersburg, MD 

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Karna Shah '12

Scientist II, AbbVie - Worcester, MA
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Anne Thiel '11

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

Vice President, Product Development, Catalent - Bloomington, IN 

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Masood Qader '14

Associate Consultant, ZS Associates - Greater Chicago Area, IL

Past Members

David Amrani

Founder, Amrani Consulting, LLC - Milwaukee, WI

Jason Backus

Technology Manager, DuPont Industrial Biosciences - Beloit, WI

Deepika Bhatia

Principal Consultant, Slalom Consulting - St. Louis, MO

Doug Cameron

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

Kathy Carswell

Senior Engineer, Genentech - San Francisco, CA

Susan Casnocha

Research Fellow, Pfizer - Greater St. Louis Area, MO

Paul Collins

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

Eric Emery

Independent Consultant, Biomanufacturing-Greater Los Angeles Area, CA

David Giljohann

Chief Executive Officer, Exicure - Skokie, IL

Shivani Gupta '08

Senior Associate Scientist, Amgen - Thousand Oaks, CA

Aaron Kelley

Vice President of Manufacturing, NewLeaf Symbiotics, Inc. - Greater St. Louis Area, MO

Fred Koller

Executive VP, 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

Founder, Brandywine Biotechnology Consultants, LLC - Wilmington, DE

Joe Palac '09

Production Manager, Materion Corporation - Milwaukee, WI

E. Terry Papoutsakis

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

James Piret

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

Carl Radosevich '07

Head of Corporate Planning, Manager of Product and Business Intelligence, Panasonic Healthcare - Wood Dale, IL

Michael Rosen

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

David Russell

Operating Partner, Lewis & Clark Partners, AgriFood - Clayton, MO

Sean Simpson

Chief Scientific Officer & Co-Founder, LanzaTech - Skokie, IL

Vinod Srinivasan '06

Research Associate, Biomass Applications Group, DuPont Industrial Biosciences 

Christopher Tomas

Director, Technical Operations, AbbVie - North Chicago, IL

Inn Yuk

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