Jennifer Pancorbo, Ph.D.
Dr. Jennifer Pancorbo is Director of Industry Programs and Research at BTEC, where she continuously builds the center’s relationship with the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries through the programs she leads: Bioprocess Services, Bioprocess Research, and the Professional Development program.
Dr. Pancorbo is responsible for courses in pharmaceutical production and supports professional development courses in both upstream and downstream processing. In addition, she functioned as project coordinator for BTEC's international influenza vaccine manufacturing program.
She has over 15 years of experience in biomanufacturing, five of these focused in the vaccine manufacturing field, particularly in developing downstream purification processes and optimizing upstream production strategies for vector vaccines. Currently, Dr. Pancorbo is focusing on modernizing the mRNA production process, looking for a more efficient, scalable and sustainable method of manufacturing.
Dr. Pancorbo has a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering and a doctorate in chemical and biochemical engineering, where she focused on the design and development of targeted drug delivery.