David L. Blum

Dr. Blum is the Director of the Master of Biomanufacturing program.  He is also Director of the Bioexpression and Fermentation Facility (BFF) in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.  The BFF is a contract research unit that provides biotechnology services to UGA Faculty as well as external faculty and companies.

 William Lanzillotta

Dr. Lanzilotta is an Associate Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology with research expertise in protein structure and function. He has industrial biotechnology experience and several commercial collaborations. He is on the MBB curriculum committee.

Mark Eiteman

Dr. Eitman is a Professor of Engineering with research interests in metabolic engineering and fermentation technology for fuels and chemicals. He is director of the Master’s in Biological Engineering in the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences. He is on the MBB curriculum committee and provides a link for students interested in engineering aspects of biomanufacturing to relevant courses.

 Ralph Tripp

Dr. Tripp is a Professor of Infectious Diseases and Georgia Research Alliance (GRA) Chair of Animal Health Vaccine Development in the College of Veterinary Medicine, and a GRA eminent scholar. He has biopharmaceutical company affiliations, and is founder of Argent Diagnostics, Inc. As a GRA eminent scholar, he works on federal relations and emphasizes transfer of technology from research to commercialization. He is on the MBB curriculum committee.

Anthony C. Capomacchia

Dr. Capomacchia is an Associate Professor in Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences. He has significant administrative experience in graduate student and minority student recruitment, funding and retention in conjunction with the Sloan Foundation. Dr. Capomacchia is on the MBB recruiting and admissions committee.

Michael J. Adang

Dr. Adang is a Professor of Entomology and Biochemistry and Coordinator of the Bachelor of Science in Applied Biotechnology. He is involved in MBB development and provides a link to the undergraduate biotechnology program. Dr Adang has experience in the biotechnology industry, academia and entrepreneurialism and specializes in research on the Bt toxin and agricultural biotechnology. He is also CSO of Insectigen, a MBB partner company.

Advisory Board

Kurt Creamer
Novozymes, North America, Inc.

Kevin Dailey
Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Sprits

Timothy Davies
Program Leader, Fermentation Technology and Productivity Improvement, Corteva Agriscience. Milton, Oxfordshire, UK

Dr. Mimi Healy
healy2frye Consulting,

Dr. Frank Milward
Boehringer Ingleheim, Athens, GA

Phil Van Trump
Director Process Development, Meredian, Bainbridge, GA