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Expert in Biotechnology

Expert ID: 719587 Massachusetts, USA

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APPLIED MICROBIOLOGY; BIOTECHNOLOGY. Expert is an authority in biotechnology, especially biotechnological principles for food, chemical, and pharmaceutical applications. He expends significant research efforts on the genetics of industrial organisms, with the ultimate goal of isolating, overproducing, and utilizing enzymes and metabolic products for bioprocesses.

He has conducted a seminar on pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry management. The purpose of the seminar is to explore the complex issues facing the present and future competitiveness of pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. The topics covered include organization and industry structure, regulation and cost reimbursement, new technology and its impact on the industry, intellectual property, pharmaceutical manufacturing, research and development, marketing of drugs, and finance.

BIOPOLYMERS. Expert's expertise includes establishing principles of biopolymer engineering for the design of new materials to control structure function relationships. He has developed patented materials for the control and production of novel biopolymers, polyester biopolymers, and amino acid fermentations.

MAMMALIAN CELL CULTURE. Expert is knowledgeable of the role of the extracellular environment on the performance of mammalian cells.

APPLIED MOLECULAR BIOLOGY. Expert has utilized advancements in genetics and molecular biology to produce fine chemicals, biopolymers, and proteins. He is knowledgeable of gene organization, regulation, and expression using Corynebacterium glutamicum. In his studies, he has used advanced genetic and rDNA technology approaches.

He is familiar with molecular and engineering aspects of biotechnology. He has applied biological and bioengineering principles for use of animal cells and bacteria for production of recombinant protein products. He has experience in post-translational processing and secretion of proteins, gene cloning and expression in mammalian cells, physiology of cell growth and in vitro cultivation, bioreactor design, protein recovery and purification, site-specific mutation of proteins, and transgenic animals and plants.

METABOLIC ENGINEERING. Expert is experienced in the design of pathways for the production of metabolites such as amino acids, nucleotides, and biopolymers.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Boston, Massachusetts - Worcester, Massachusetts - Springfield, Massachusetts - Lowell, Massachusetts - Cambridge, Massachusetts - Brockton, Massachusetts - New Bedford, Massachusetts - Hartford, Connecticut - Manchester, New Hampshire - Providence, Rhode Island

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1966 Degree: Sc.D. Subject: Food Science Institution: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Year: 1962 Degree: B.S. Subject: Food Science Institution: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1988 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Professor of Microbiology, Associate Director of Biotechnical Process Engineering Center Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1977 to 1988 Employer: Massachusetts Institute of Technology Title: Professor Department: Applied Microbiology Responsibilities:
Years: 1971 to 1977 Employer: Massachusetts Institute of Technology Title: Associate Professor Department: Applied Microbiology Responsibilities:
Years: 1968 to 1971 Employer: Massachusetts Institute of Technology Title: Assistant Professor Department: Applied Microbiology Responsibilities:
Years: 1967 to 1968 Employer: Harvard School of Public Health Title: Post Doctoral Fellow Department: Responsibilities:

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Expert is a member of the American Academy of Microbiology, American Society for Microbiology, Canadian Society of Microbiology, Institute of Food Technologists, American Chemical Society (Microbial Chemistry and Technology Division), Sigma Xi, and the Society for Industrial Microbiology.
Awards / Recognition
Expert has received several international awards and is widely published in peer-reviewed journals.

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