Tara Crnkovich is a Sr. Director in the Biopharmaceutical Development – Manufacturing Sciences organization at AstraZeneca. She oversees two clinical manufacturing facilities located in Gaithersburg, MD including the Clinical Biologics Facility (single use technology) & the Cell Therapy Clinical Manufacturing Center. She has over 20 years of experience working with diverse and novel molecular modalities across multiple therapeutic areas. In addition to her manufacturing & production role, Tara has also successfully lead Validation, Quality, & Tech Transfer functions in both clinical and commercial biologics environments. Tara holds a bachelor’s degree in Human Foods & Nutrition from West Virginia University, and received a master’s degree in Biotechnology from the University Of Maryland.