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Virginia P., Ph.D.

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Virginia received her Ph. D. in microbiology from Oregon State University and has spent 23 years in the biotechnology field at Immunex and Amgen, from scientist to scientific director. She is currently retired but has a strong interest in maintaining her ties to science. Her areas of expertise include the expression of recombinant proteins in mammalian cell culture systems and developing upstream processes for biotechnology. She has supervised several groups of scientists who design and test vector and cell culture systems for the commercial expression of recombinant proteins. This experience includes extensive work in the management of cell line development projects, moving projects to Phase I clinical trials, new technology development, and writing and editing journal articles and technical reports.