Industry Advisor: Christopher Bork
Christopher Bork manages the Downstream Manufacturing Science and Technology (MSAT) group at Genentechs Oceanside, CA facility. Prior to joining Genentech, Mr. Bork was a Scientist at Biogen Idec Pharmaceuticals where he was involved in the development and validation of several monoclonal antibody purification processes, including those for Rituxan® (humanized anti-CD20 antibody) and ZevalinÔ (murine anti-CD20 antibody). Mr. Bork received a B.S. in microbiology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and an M.B.A from Fontbonne College in St. Louis, MO
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Christian Metallo
Dr. Metallo joined the Jacobs School of Engineering in 2011 and is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Bioengineering. He received his bachelor’s in chemical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania in 2000 before joining Merck Research Laboratories to conduct bioprocess engineering research. He began his graduate studies in 2003 and received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering in 2008, where he studied stem cell biology and tissue engineering. He was an American Cancer Society Postdoctoral Fellow in Chemical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His work at MIT involved the study of central carbon metabolism in cancer cells and its regulation by oncogenic signaling pathways.