Bioprocess Innovation Leaders Summit Speakers
Chief Technology Officer
Dr. Jesse McCool has over 17 years’ experience in microbial process development, characterization and technology transfer. Prior to Cytovance, Jesse was the Director of Process Development at Lonza Biologics; while there, he expanded offerings in Microbial R&D Services and improved market presence through driving new technologies development, particularly in the areas of strain development, Design of Experiments (DoE), and late-stage program support. He helped to adopt a QbD framework for supporting pre-validation activities, supported numerous cGMP campaigns as a subject matter expert, and has significant experience in six-sigma and Operational Excellence. As an established speaker, he has chaired and presented at various industry conferences. He has written and contributed to numerous published papers on topics including fermentation process design and microbial expression technologies. Prior to Lonza, Jesse was a Scientist at Mascoma Corporation and Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College. He holds a B.S. in Environmental Sciences and a Ph.D. in Microbiology, both from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and recently completed advanced coursework in Microbial Physiology and Fermentation Technology at Technische Universiteit Delft in The Netherlands.