Industrial Advisory Board

Twice each year (in October and March), the MBP’s Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) members convene at Northwestern University for the Research Symposium where they meet with the students and evaluate and mentor them on effective professional communication. Separately, the IAB members meet annually with the MBP director and faculty members and advise them with respect to key industry developments, relevance of the MBP curriculum, and actions required to maintain competitiveness and relevance of the program. 

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Current Members

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Felicia Bogdan

Director of Research and Development, Abbott - North Chicago, IL

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Jeff Boesiger

Senior Partner, Primecore PM - Greater Los Angeles Area, CA

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Edna Choi '05

Senior Director - Supply Chain & GSK Production System, GSK - Maryland

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Shara Dellatore

Executive Director, Analytical Research & Development, Merck & Co., Inc. - New Jersey

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Connor Feeney

Innovation Manager, Medline Industry - Wilmette, IL

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Chetan Goudar

Vice President, Amgen Process Development - Thousand Oaks, CA

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Michael Köpke

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

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Frank (Yunsong) Li

Executive Director, US Head of PD and MSAT, WuXi Biologics - Cranbury, New Jersey

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Andy Lin

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

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Jonathan Mauro

Director - Strategy and Consulting, Pfizer - New York City, New York

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David Peritt

Founder & CSO, Lupagen - Irving, TX

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Katherine Radwanski

Director, Oncology Clinical Development, Abbvie - Highland Park, IL

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Francisco Rausa

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

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Albert Schmelzer

Director of Research & Development, AstraZeneca - Gaithersburg, MD

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Andrea Schoen

Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officier, Hyfe Foods - Chicago, IL

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Vic Vinci

Vice President, Product Development, Catalent - Bloomington, IN

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He (Justin) Wang

Principal Scientist, RocheCambridge, Massachusetts

Past Members

David Amrani

Founder, Amrani Consulting, LLC - Milwaukee, WI

Jason Backus

Technology Manager, DuPont Industrial Biosciences - Beloit, WI

William Bentley

Distinguished University Professor of Bioengineering, University of Maryland - College Park, MD

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

Latonia Harris

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

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

Catherine Nguyen

Anli Ouyang

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

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)

Masood Qader '14

Associate Consultant, ZS Associates - Greater Chicago Area, IL

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 Roush

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

David Russell

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

Karna Shah '12

Scientist II, AbbVie - Worcester, MA

Sean Simpson

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

Vinod Srinivasan '06

Research Associate, Biomass Applications Group, DuPont Industrial Biosciences

Anne Thiel '11

Senior Fermentation Research Associate, Newlight Technologies - Irvine, CA

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