MMB Careers

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The MMB and MMB/MBA degree options afford our alumni numerous job opportunities in many different areas of industry. The graph below displays the percentages of MMB alumni who perform duties that pertain to several areas in the biosciences industry. Scroll down further to view a table that shows a representative sample of MMB alumni and their job roles. 

Each segment of the graph indicates the percentage of MMB alumni who primarily work in each area. 

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Name, Degree(s)

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MMB Graduation Year Current Job Role, Description Company
Jacob Traverse, MBA, MMB 2005 Executive Director, AgTech: The role of an executive director generally involves design, development and implementation of strategic organization plans in a cost-effective and time-efficient manner. The executive director is also responsible for day-to-day operations within the organization, which includes managing committees and staff as well as developing business plans in collaboration with the board.  Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc.
Kristen Eads, MMB 2006 Self-service Delivery Specialist. This position generally involves several key responsibilities, including the following: (1) design and implementation of business processes; (2) managing service content and information requests effectively to ensure sales professionals easily gain access to information; (3) managing a team of internal business stakeholders to ensure information is available through the self-service portal; (4) developing periodic quality and service level metrics to drive continuous improvement and escalation reduction. Kristen manages GSK sales professionals, nationally, for GSK. GSK
Renee Wright, MMB 2006 Scientist, Microbiology. This position involves several key responsibilities, including the following: (1) ensuring product testing is performed in a timely manner; (2) managing the personnel and activities of the microbiology laboratory; (3) working with other management in establishing and implementing department and company wide quality systems, programs and goals; (4) providing technical expertise in the development of standard operating procedures and standard test methods and in troubleshooting, assay transfer and assay qualification/validation. KBI Biopharma
Charlie Foy, MBA, MMB 2006
Director, Therapeutic Insights and Intelligence. Partners with therapeutic business unit leadership, corporate business partners, and subject matter experts to drive decisions and actions based on analytical findings and intelligence to provide actionable recommendations in order to achieve growth targets and support corporate strategies.  Consults with internal and external colleagues to analyze and interpret industry and customer intelligence; collaborates with therapeutic business unit leaders to guide and develop strategies for creating and executing data-driven solutions improve and optimize sales performance; leads the process of identifying competitive trends, providing early indications of threats and opportunities in the evolving competitive landscape, and evaluating their impact.
INC Research/inVentiv Health
Amelia Gibson, PhD, MBA, MMB 2007 Director, Business Development. In general, business development involves a number of tasks and processes that direct development and growth opportunities within and between organizations. For Kerafast, Amelia Gibson focuses on acquisition of unique life science research tools from investigators at prominent research institutions for commercialization through the KeraFAST online catalog. Kerafast
Bola Oyegunwa, PhD, MBA, MMB 2007 Corporate Strategy Specialist, Mergers and Acquisitions. Corporate Strategy specialists/analysts work within a company tp provide strategic insights that shape successful business plans, decisions, and operational procedures. Quintiles
Lucia Clontz, MMB 2007 Site Quality Head. In this role, Lucia is responsible for plant quality assurance and quality control initiatives and programs. She also serces as the site liaison for corporate quality and regulatory programs.


Maria Kotyukovsky, MMB 2008 Research Associate, Microbiology. In this role, Maria performs several duties including (1) managing bioreactor fermentation of variety of microbial strains isolated from soil; (2) fermentation process optimization, troubleshooting, deviation investigation, SOP development; (3) utilizing Six-Sigma tools applied to process improvement; (4) process mapping and microbial strain verification. Novozymes
Michele Merold, MBA, MMB 2008 Quality Control (QC) Compliance Specialist. Quality control associates analyze products and services completed by operations associates. QC specialists also often (1) document procedures and metrics to track performance and quality control; (2) analyze data and create recommendations and guidelines to improve processes. (3) manage processes across departments or laboratories for consistency and fit to standards. Biogen
Pete Geisen, MBA, MMB 2009 Vice President, Product Development. Pete, co-founded Xanofi, which focuses on commercializing novel chemical/mechanical process for the production of polymer nanofibers. His responsibilies include (1) development of high volume, scale-up manufacturing from novel test tube-based technology; (2) coordinating and building side stream operations such as wet fiber filtration (solid-liquid separations), solvent distillation and purification, custom wet milling and liquid processing with engineering controls; (3) development and testing of end-use prototype products using Xanofi fibers in various industries including filtration, tissue culture, sound absorption, and wastewater treatment; (4) managing facility operations, raw materials sourcing and supply chain, new projects, co-development agreements with partners, and implementing the production quality control plan. Xanofi
Viviana Matta, MMB 2009 Consumer Safety Officer.  FDA consumer safety officers perform duties that may include (1) investigating complaints of injury, illness, or death caused by an FDA-regulated product and initiating actions against violators; (2) advising industry, state and local officials and consumers on enforcement policies, methods, and interpretation of regulations; (3) planning and directing regulatory programs and developing inspection procedures and techniques; (4) coordinating the review process of New Drug Applications (NDAs). US FDA
Jonathan Dancy, MBA, MMB 2010 Scientist, Biofuels Technical Service & Plant Support. Field-based Customer Solutions Scientist offering technical recommendations to customers on ways to optimize use of Novozymes' enzymes to meet their production goals. Novozymes
Sam Watson, MBA, MMB 2010 Senior Cosultant/Lead, Discoverant Technology Systems. Sam's responsibilities for this role include (1) creation, validation, implementation, and support of advanced process monitoring and robustness computer systems utilizing Biovia Discoverant; (2) creation and support of SharePoint dashboard models used to monitor manufacturing performance and robustness; (3) authoring and execution of validation and design documentation. Sequence, Inc.
Tim Marks, MMB 2010 Pharmaceutical Sciences Program Administrator/Lecturer (Campbell University), PhD Candidate, Microbiology (NCSU). Tim's primary duties involve teaching Scientific and Technical Writing and Interpersonal Skills, student advising, student recruitment to the Bachelor's and Master's of Pharmaceutical Sciences programs, and building industry contacts for student internships. Campbell University, NC State University
Peter Landis, MBA, MMB 2011 Diagnostic Market Research/Business Development Associate. In this role, Peter (1) conducts market research and commercial analysis for new diagnostic projects; (2) guides development decision making; (3) uses competitive intelligence and market data to adapt the diagnostic division partnership tactics and business strategy. Metabolon
Sirisha Kommana, MMB 2011 Regulatory Affairs (RA) Associate. Regulatory affairs associates often assist in obtaining government approval for drugs, medical devices, veterinary products, cosmetics, and foods. RA associates are involved in all aspects of moving products forward to market and often (1) ensure marketing applications are evidence-based and convincing; (2) take part in regulatory agency inspections and respond to inquiries from regulatory agencies; (3) ensure that regulations are properly communicated through corporate policies and procedures; (4) Coordinate, prepare and review regulatory submissions for projects. Teleflex Medical


Name, Degree(s)

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MMB Graduation Year Current Job Role, Description Company
Roger Chang, MBA, MMB 2011 Scientist I. Roger (1) plans and execute lab-scale protein purification process development and scale-ups; (2) designs and writes study plans for lab-scale protein purification studies; (3) reviews experiment data and writes reports and software methods for lab and manufacturing systems; (4) develops tech transfer protein purification processes into cGMP biomanufacturing facility and providea technical support for manufacturing runs. Fujifilm Diosynth
Jessica Settimi, MBA, MMB 2012 Director, Strategic Marketing. Jessica's responsibilities include (1) creation of a strategic business unit specific solution plans and market analysis for growth potential and capability delivery; (2) determining optimal routes to market for the largest impact on business growth based on client needs. Patheon
Matt Takvorian, MBA, MMB 2012 Director, Business Development. In general, business development involves a number of tasks and processes that direct development and growth opportunities within and between organizations. For Kerafast, Matt focuses on acquisition of unique life science research tools from investigators at prominent research institutions for commercialization through the KeraFAST online catalog. Kerafast
Mike Carnes, MBA, MMB 2012 Technology Commercialization Counselor. For North Carolina's Small Business Technology Development Center (SBTDC), Mike Provides one-on-one business counseling and advice to small business owners, university researchers, and entrepreneurs looking to advance their innovations to the marketplace. SBTDC
Heather Amato, MBA, MMB 2013 Project Specialist II. In this role, Heather supports project managers to ensure contracted services and expectations of a clinical study are carried out by assigned project team in accordance with executed contract and customer expectations. She also (1) ensures compliance with local and federal regulations, and company policy; (2) utilizes clinical trial management systems to track, process, and analyze clinical trial information for presentation; (3) acts as a liaison and facilitator between other operation departments. INC Research
Eric Fish, MBA, MMB 2013 Product Supply Graduate. Eric is completing a two-year leadership development program consisting of three eight-month rotations within different parts of the company; two rotations are completed in the USA and one at the corporate headquarters in Denmark. Novo Nordisk
Megan Harris, MMB 2013 Regulatory Writer. Megan (1) writes various clinical documents in a variety of therapeutic areas; (2) synthesizes data and assists senior level writers in authoring clinical regulatory documents; (3) assists principal level writers with authoring submission level documents; (4) writes sections of study level and submission level documents. Synchrogenix
Charles Queen, MBA, MMB 2014 Director of Laboratories. A director of laboratories is generally responsible for (1) the overall operation and administration of all laboratories, including the employment of competent qualified personnel, proper employee performance, and adherence to applicable regulations; (2) ensuring that the laboratories develop and utilize quality systems to approach laboratory testing that provides accurate and reliable patient test results. Panacea Solutions
Jennifer Greenstein, MMB 2014 Research Associate and PhD Student, Microbiology. Jennifer collects and disseminates information on the innovation economy of North Carolina for the NCSU Office of Science, Technology, and Innovation; she also conducts microbiology research under the direction of Dr. Paul Hamilton. NC State University
Sabih Farooq, MBA, MMB 2014 Enterprise Business Lead, Global Procurement. Among others, Sabih's responsibilites include (1) leading and supporting implementation of multiple global direct and indirect purchasing programs; (2) conducting financial analysis and modeling for complex capital sourcing projects spanning 20 manufacturing locations; (3) managing multiple global projects to problem solve and support enterprise objectives and business case development; (4) developing implementation plans and identifying resources required to achieve and ensure successful completion of value add projects.  Patheon


 (This link directs you to the Graduate School application portal; it does not begin the application.