Biotechnology Research and Education Program

John F. Kerwin
Manager, Biopharmaceutical Advancement Facility (BAF)


John arrived at the University of Maryland in 2011 and initiated operations at the newly constructed Biopharmaceutical Advancement Facility (BAF).  Since its inception, the BAF has completed over 10 projects per year ranging from clonal selection, bioreactor optimization, scale-up characterization, and biomedical device development.  John has led yearly cell culture training workshops for industry professionals delivering lectures and laboratory exercises.  He often presents in scientific meetings focusing on Modern Biomanufacturing Techniques, Bioreactor Scale-up Characterization, and Design of Experiments Implementation.  Previously, he held numerous technical positions at the Aeras Global TB Vaccine Foundation where he was involved in GMP technology transfer operations, process development, and manufacturing.  John is currently a graduate student at the University of Maryland pursuing a doctorate in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.  His thesis is focused on the recombinant production of circular peptides.





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