Krisstina Burgess, Ph.D.

Krisstina Burgess is currently a Senior Scientist at BTEC. She is responsible for teaching downstream bioprocessing courses to audiences including NC State students, industry professionals, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. She also manages BTEC's intermediate and large-scale downstream operations facilities.

Prior to joining BTEC, Dr. Burgess served as an independent consultant for biomanufacturing firms in the Research Triangle area of North Carolina and as a contractor for the North Carolina Community College System’s BioNetwork program. She spent 14 years working at local biopharmaceutical companies including Grifols, Inc. (previously Talecris Biotherapeutics and BAYER Biologics), NOBEX Corporation, and AAIpharma. At Grifols, she held numerous Quality Management positions including Purification Department Quality Product Manager, QA Stability Department Manager, and QO Department Manager (including Manger of Incoming Materials, the Raw Materials Testing Laboratory, and the Chemistry Quality Control Testing Laboratory). She also contributed to protein characterization and purification development efforts in Grifols’ Research and Development laboratories.

In addition to downstream technologies, Dr. Burgess has expertise in aseptic processing, analytical method development and validation, and regulatory standards and GMPs for biologics. She received her bachelor's degree in chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1994 and her doctorate in chemistry from Emory University in 1999.