Nathalie Clement

Associate Program Director & Associate Professor • Powell Gene Therapy Center

Dr. Clément has 25+ years of experience in the field of Gene Therapy, with industry leading expertise in viral vectors, specifically adeno-associated virus (AAV). Previously, as the Associate Director of the Powell Gene Therapy Center, UFL, she led AAV production and process development at research, preclinical and clinical grades. Dr. Clément oversaw manufacturing, release and stability campaigns of more than eight AAV INDs, including CMC preparation. Her lab’s research focused on developing scale up platforms using HSV or transfection systems in suspension. Dr. Clément then joined Resilience as the head of the Process Development group for Viral Vaccines and Gene Therapy, where she oversaw production at scale up to 200L in suspension format, and in large scale adherent platforms. Recently, Dr. Clément has joined a new stealth gene therapy startup as VP to lead the AAV vector development efforts.

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Carol Houts

Vice President, Quality and Business Strategy • Germfree
Carol Houts is the Vice President of Quality and Business Strategy for Germfree, an offsite clean room construction company that provides facility solutions for biopharmaceutical applications. Carol is an executive with nearly 30 years’ experience in pharmaceutical, and biologics product development, quality, regulatory affairs, and clinical research. Carol has worked intensively to have constructive and cooperative interactions with the FDA and other global regulatory agencies through formal meetings, regulatory submissions, inspections, and compliance remediation projects. Prior to joining Germfree, Carol has worked extensively to build companies organizational and service capabilities to increase revenue and sustain long-term growth. Carol has led business planning and development activities to achieve funding and long term investment opportunities.

James Miskin

 • Oxford BioMedica (UK) Ltd

Carmen Brenner

Director, Manufacturing Sciences and Technologies (MSaT) • Novadip

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