Julie Barnhill Senior Consultant, Meridian BioGroup

Julie Barnhill is a dynamic and results-driven professional based in Baltimore, Maryland, currently serving as a Senior Consultant with Meridian BioGroup - Pace® Life Sciences. With over 20 years of experience in the biopharmaceutical sector, she excels in designing, implementing, and managing compliance and quality systems. Her expertise is deeply rooted in FDA and DEA regulatory standards, having successfully managed numerous regulatory inspections.

Dr. Barnhill's journey in the biotechnology field is fortified by an extensive educational background, holding a PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Pennsylvania, complemented by a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Trinity College-Hartford. Her academic prowess led her to teach in the graduate Biotechnology program at Johns Hopkins University, sharing her knowledge and experience with aspiring professionals.

Previously, Julie held significant roles at Osiris Therapeutics as Senior Manager of Quality Systems and at Actavis (formerly Alpharma Pharmaceuticals) as a QA Compliance Manager. Her career also includes a tenure at Charles River Laboratories as Senior Manager of Process Development and at Chesapeake Biological Labs as Director of Quality Control. In these positions, she led critical initiatives ranging from process development for clinical phase biologics to overseeing quality control for both clinical and commercial products.

Julie's specialties encompass a broad spectrum, including cGMP, GTP, GCP, GLP, FDA compliance, quality systems, and quality auditing. At Meridian BioGroup, she continues to leverage her skills in auditing and consulting to enhance client engagements and ensure stringent compliance with global regulatory authorities.