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Process development Scientist

Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
March 30, 2017

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Temilade Cecelia Ogunro

**** **** **** # ** *********, TN, 37921 Phone: 575-***-****


Summary of Qualifications and Skills

Master’s degree in Biology

Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science

Expertise in upstream process development of viral vectors from small scale (shaker flasks) to pilot scale (bioreactors)

Proficient in carrying out aseptic techniques and developing cell based assays

Experienced in planning, executing and troubleshooting drug discovery experiments to optimize production

Developed and implemented standard operating procedures in compliance with Food and Drug Administration approved regulations

Successfully managed several multi-million dollar gene therapy projects from preclinical stage to clinical trials

Supervised development of adeno associated virus for treatment of genetic mutation diseases such as sickle cell anemia, congestive heart failure, Gaucher, Fabry, Hurler disease Experience

Scientist I Brammer Bio LLC, Alachua, FL Feb, 2015 – Dec, 2016

Led a team of technicians working on baculovirus expression vectors from small scale to large scale (bioreactor)

Coordinated upstream process development activities in compliance with Food and Drug Administration regulations

Developed and carried out various bio assays to optimize production of recombinant adeno- associated virus (rAAV), BIICs, research cell banks & research viral banks

Worked on viral vector purification, transfection and transduction of insect and mammalian cells in biopharmaceutical clean room using good manufacturing practices (GMPs) and good laboratory practices (GLPs)

Carried out single cell cloning and screening to develop cell line for gene therapy

Cultured and passaged Sf9 insect cells and mammalian HEK cells in growth media Research Assistant Biology Department, Aug, 2012 – Dec, 2014 New Mexico Tech, Socorro, NM

Developed biological assays to identify possible ways of treating infectious diseases in aquatic animals and humans

Researched and published the effect of ergosterol biosynthesis on fungi growth and viability at different temperatures

Research Assistant Chemistry Department, Aug, 2012 – Dec, 2014 New Mexico Tech, Socorro, NM

Coordinated and supervised over 200 students through safety sessions and several laboratory experiments

Significantly improved success rate of Freshmen and Sophomore in Introductory Chemistry classes


M.Sc. Biology New Mexico Tech, Socorro, NM 2014

Research: Evaluating cellular mechanism used by Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd) fungus to increase viability on amphibians at different temperatures Advisers: Dr. Snezna Rogelj and Dr. Jamie Voyles

B.Sc. (honors) Animal Science University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria 2008 Research: Effect of dietary inclusion of sorghum milling waste on growth response, nutrient utilization, gut characteristics and cecal micro floral of weaner rabbits Adviser: Dr. A.M. Bamgbose


American Society of Quality

American Society of Animal Science

American Diary Science Association


Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs) – Similarities and Differences in Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and European Medicines Agency (EMA)

Elements of cGMPs Complaint – Quality Control Laboratory

Impact of Personnel on Clean Room Microbiology and Aseptic Processing

Handling of Blood Borne Pathogen and Biological Medical Waste Publications and Conferences

Complete list of publications and presentations is available on request, it includes:

2 peer reviewed publications in high impact journals

3 presentations at national conferences

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