Dr. Brian R. Young has over 20 years of leadership experience in the pharmaceutical industry in the areas of bioprocess, pharmaceutical, immunodiagnostic, vaccine, biologic, and chemical process R&D. He has served at Pfizer as Senior Director Pharmaceutical Sciences, at Abbott Laboratories as R&D Director of Bioprocess Engineering, at Pharmacia, Pharmacia & Upjohn, and the Upjohn Company as Associate Director Bioprocess R&D, and at Emergent BioSolutions BioDefense Operations as Vice President Operations. He has been a member of senior management teams and has guided over a hundred professionals and scientists in their research, development, and technical support roles.
Dr. Young earned his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 1984, and Bachelor of Science degrees in Biochemistry and Chemical Engineering from the University of California at Davis in 1978. His PhD thesis work was in the area of blood protein/biomaterial/biopolymer interactions co-investigated with professors at the University of Wisconsin Medical School and School of Pharmacy.