ChemE alum is an expert and thought leader in vaccine manufacturing, technology

Chemical engineering alumnus James (Jim) Robinson ’82 ’84G is using his wealth of biopharma experience to assist in the development and production of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Robinson is the scientific advisory board vice-chair for the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovation (CEPI) and principal of James Robinson Biologics Consulting. His expertise in vaccine production is the result of a career that has included over 30 years at Sanofi Pasteur, Novavax, and Merck, developing and manufacturing vaccines, including vaccines for epidemic use for Asian avian influenza A (H5N1), swine flu (H1N1), SARS coronavirus (SARS-CoV), and Ebola. 

Now, he is assisting CEPI with its mission to accelerate COVID-19 vaccine candidates that have the potential to be developed rapidly and manufactured globally at scale.

At 12:30 pm ET, Wednesday, June 17, Robinson will participate in a Mountain Talk, a 30-minute video chat with experts in the Lehigh community The webinar will help viewers get a better understanding of the monumental effort taking place behind the scenes of the COVID-19 vaccine discovery and production.

Visit the Mountain Talks home page to register for the live webinar or to receive a link to the recording.