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Advances in biotechnology are poised to create groundbreaking products and processes that can lead to better health and enriched standards of living. As the biotech industry continues to progress, so, too, does the need for a workforce to support this fast-developing industry.

Dr. Jared Auclair, Co-Lead of BioConnects New England (BCNE), is at the forefront of a coalition to expand and localize biomanufacturing in Massachusetts, Maine, and Rhode Island to create economic and career opportunities – with a focus on disadvantaged areas, women, and marginalized populations. And those employment opportunities could be many, including research, development, production, and quality control.

Dr. Auclair’s expertise in biotechnology and biomanufacturing, coupled with his passion to build a robust biomanufacturing industry in the Northeast, has led to numerous appearances in the Boston media and contributions to seminars throughout this country and beyond, as well as a wide range of both peer-reviewed and non-peer-reviewed publications.

In addition to his work with BCNE, Dr. Auclair holds several other current positions at Northeastern University, including Vice Provost of Research and Economic Development and Director of Bioinnovation, Interim Dean of the College of Professional Studies, Faculty Fellow with the Barnett Institute of Chemical and Biological Analysis, Affiliate Faculty with Community to Community (C2C) Impact Accelerator, Strategic Research Advisor for Economic Development and Bioinnovation with the Kostas Research Institute, and Technical Supervisor of the Life Science Testing Center. He also holds a faculty appointment in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, where he collaborates with academic researchers, industry and government in the areas of biopharmaceutical development and analysis.

Additionally, he currently serves as Adjunct Principal Investigator with the National Institute of Bioprocessing Research and Training (NIBRT) in Dublin, Ireland, and as sole proprietor at JM2 Research and Consulting, LLC.

Previous positions include Director of the International Council for Harmonisation (ICH), Director of Asia-Pacific Economic (APEC) Life Science, Innovation Forum (LSIF) Regulatory Harmonisation Steering Committee (RHSC) Member, Director of the Biopharmaceutical Analysis Training Lab, Director of Biotechnology and Director of Executive Training and Biotechnology Programs as well as Lecturer in Northeastern’s Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, and Director of Bioinformatics in Northeastern’s Department of Biology. He held post-doctoral fellow appointments at Northeastern University and Brandeis University.

Dr. Auclair earned his Bachelor of Science (with distinction) in biotechnology from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and his Ph.D. in biochemistry and molecular pharmacology from the University of Massachusetts Medical School’s Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.

Currently, he is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board for Informa; academic liaison for AGXPE, New England Chapter; a member of NIIIMBL; a member of the MassBio Academia Forum; a member of the MassBioEd Life Sciences Higher Ed Steering Council; co-chair of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Life Science Innovation Forum Regulatory Harmonization Steering Committee Center of Excellence Coalition; a member of the Bioprocessing International Editorial Advisory Board; and a member of the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, the American Society for Mass Spectrometry, the American Chemical Society, and Tau Beta Pi.. He also holds positions on various science advisory boards, including currently Kytopen, Elektrofi, and LifeStory Health, Inc.

As PI or co-PI, Dr. Auclair has been awarded more than $31,390,040.

The importance of biomanufacturing and its pivotal role in our health, economy, environment, and scientific progress cannot be over emphasized. As the industry continues to develop, the promise it holds for our sustainable future will likewise continue to expand.

Dr. Auclair is highly knowledgeable about the biotechnology industry, is dedicated to bringing biomanufacturing opportunities to communities and populations in New England that have historically been underserved, and is at ease as a presenter, making him a valuable media resource and/or speaker about the subject.