Chief Scientist, VP Process & Analytical Development at WuXi Advanced Therapies
Dr. Joseph Hughes is the Chief Scientist and Vice President in charge of process and analytical development. He has over 30 years’ experience in virology, molecular biology, product development in pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industries. His responsibilities include overseeing process development and QC/technical development groups that assess new technologies and develop new platforms as well as develops or tech transfers in new client programs primarily for Cell and Gene Therapies. In addition, Dr. Hughes is the Co-chair for the PDA Committee and serves on other industry committees on viral safety, and regularly presents at Cell and Gene Therapy conferences. He received his Ph.D. in Microbiology-Virology from Northwestern University.