2011 Micro Conference - Breakfast Session II: Microbiologist of the Future – Emerging Leaders Panel Discussion

Web Code: MicroBS-11
Member/Nonmember Price: $75

Seminar Summary

This seminar is mainly designed to explore the new generation of microbiologist and to give them the opportunity to share their ideas and views on the most current topics and challenges that faces all microbiologists in general. The goal is to hear new voices with new faces discussing the daily problems that exist in the day to day activities within any Microbiology lab. A selected group of junior managers from across the industry, with hands-on experience, will have the chance to present their current issues and challenges and the way they were able to resolve them, also, they will be able to raise their questions and concerns to all attendee.

Who Should Attend

Departments: Microbiology, Compliance, Engineering, Manufacturing, QA/QC, Development, Regulatory Affairs, Research and Development, Validation Level of Expertise: Executives, Management, Scientists / Technicians

Presenters Bio

Kim Wilson-Lamarre, Manufacturing Quality Scientist, Pfizer

Ms. Wilson-Lamarre has been with Pfizer (formerly Wyeth) since 2002.  She started out in the environmental monitoring group and bacteriology group in the Quality Control Microbiology Laboratory.  She has experience with environmental monitoring, in-process/release testing, equipment validation, assay qualification and cell banking. Currently, she is a Manufacturing Quality Scientist responsible for GMP cell bank production.  She also provides support and expertise to the manufacturing areas in aseptic technique and contamination control.  She holds a B.S. degree in Biology and an M.S. degree in Microbiology.

Jeanette S. Skaluba, Supervisor, Microbiology | ASQ Certified Quality Auditor, Meda Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Jeanette Skaluba received her B.S. in Microbiology from Michigan State University in 1999. She is currently the Supervisor of Microbiology at Meda Pharmaceuticals, a non-sterile manufacturing facility specializing in nasal and oral dosages, located in Decatur, Illinois.  She is also employed per diem in clinical microbiology for Decatur Memorial Hospital was previously employed by Baxter Bioscience. Jeanette presently serves as the Vice Chair to the Central Illinois Section of the American Society for Quality and received the ASQ Certified Quality Auditor designation in 2005. In her spare time, Jeanette enjoys yoga, bicycling and is working toward becoming a video mentor to a South African teen for Infinite Family.

MaryEllen Usarzewicz, Senior Research Scientist I, Bristol-Myers Squibb

MaryEllen E. Usarzewicz received her B.S. in Microbiology from Wagner College in 2000. She is currently a Senior Research Scientist, supervising the Microbiology Laboratory at Bristol Myers Squibb located in New Brunswick.   She has experience with environmental monitoring, in-process/release testing, equipment validation, microbial limits, preservative effectiveness testing and many other microbiological topics.

Cheryl Moser, Research Fellow, Merck & Co.

Ms. Moser has been with Merck & Co. since 1985 in the Quality Control Biochemistry and Microbiology areas.  She currently oversees the Research Microbiology laboratory, performing microbiological testing for both pharmaceutical and vaccine development products.

Registration contact

Jason E. Brown
Senior Programs Manager
Tel: +1 (301) 656-5900 ext. 131
Fax: +1 (301) 986-1093
Email: brown@pda.org