Firelli Alonso PhD ConsultFi Biologics LLC

Firelli Alonso PhD

Firelli Alonso PhD ConsultFi Biologics LLC Consultant

Dr. Firelli Alonso is a retired Senior Director, External Supply at Pfizer, Inc. She headed the BioTherapeutics and Vaccines Outsourcing group in Worldwide Research and Development. Fi has 40 years of combined experience in research, development, and cGMP production of biological products and vaccines, and 20 years of experience in outsourcing, project & contract management, and technology transfer to qualified third parties. Her areas of expertise include viral vectors and viral vaccine development, recombinant proteins, vaccine process development and cGMP production, project management, technology transfer, and outsourcing. She obtained her Ph.D. in Microbiology / Virology from the University of Alabama in Birmingham, followed by postdoctoral research at the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute for Infectious Diseases, Sloan-Kettering Institute for Cancer Research, and Rutgers University’s Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine. Prior to joining Wyeth / Pfizer in 1996, Fi worked at The Salk Institute-Government Services Division, a vaccine contract manufacturer for the U.S. Armed Forces. She retired from Pfizer in December 2023.