University of Maryland, Baltimore County
I was born in Vila Nova de Famalicão - an interesting small city between Braga and Porto. In 2004, after graduating from University of Porto with a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering, I was invited to pursue a PhD degree in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. My thesis project included studying protein structure and aggregation related to Alzheimer’s disease.
Since 2009, I am a Downstream Process Engineer at MedImmune’s Biopharmaceutical Development division, where I have been developing and optimizing scalable purification processes for monoclonal antibodies and supporting tech transfer activities into cGMP manufacturing to supply clinical trials.
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