Jay Russell, Ph.D.

Associate Director of Scientific Development

Jay H. Russell, Ph.D. brings more than 10 years of molecular platform and drug development experience ranging from biotech to large pharma companies. His scientific passions are directed towards the development and incorporation of molecular platforms enabling drug discovery and development. His primary focus has been developing novel platforms using molecular biology and protein engineering tools to enable biologic drug discovery. As a molecular biologist, he has led teams in the directed evolution of enzymes and antibodies, improving API production through biocataylsis and enhancing biophysical properties of biologic therapeutics.Dr. Russell’s work in these areas has led to multiple publications and patents. He received a B.S. in Chemistry and Biochemistry from the University of Southern Mississippi and a Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from The Pennsylvania State University.

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