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Graduate Faculty

Phone: (919) 513-2000 Fax: (919) 513-8235 Email: Web: GPS: 35.773014, -78.673868

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Jose Bruno-Barcena Assistant Professor, Microbiology

Paul Hamilton Assistant Professor, Microbiology

Photo by Roger Winstead, NC State Univ. Communication Services

Physical address

Mailing address

Susan Bernacki Assistant Teaching Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Henry Lamb Professor, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

850 Oval Drive Suite 195 Raleigh, NC 27606

North Carolina State University Campus Box 7928 Raleigh, NC 27695-7928

Ruben Carbonell BTEC Director; Professor, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Paul Mozdziak Professor, Poultry Science

Kirill Efimenko Assistant Teaching Professor, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Michael C. Flickinger BTEC Associate Director, Academic Programs; Professor, Microbiology and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Gary Gilleskie BTEC Associate Director, Process Development; Associate Teaching Professor

Gisele Passador-Gurgel Assistant Teaching Professor, BTEC (Biology) John Sheppard Professor, Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences John van Zanten Assistant Teaching Professor, BTEC (Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering)



NC State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

BTEC is a member of NCBIOIMPACT, an educational partnership of which the North Carolina Community College System BioNetwork, the Biomanufacturing Research Institute and Technology Enterprise (BRITE) at North Carolina Central University, the North Carolina Biotechnology Center, and the North Carolina Bioscience Organization (NCBIO) are members. Other partners include NC State’s College of Engineering and the Golden LEAF Foundation, which provided almost $39M to design and construct the BTEC facility.

NC State College of Engineering NC State College of Management Departments Biology Biomedical Engineering

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Golden LEAF Biomanufacturing Training and Education Center

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences Microbiology

Professional Science Master’s (PSM) in


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The First Graduate Degree in the U.S. in Biomanufacturing

BTEC Graduate Degree Program (BIOM)

North Carolina State University is creating the first crossdisciplinary graduate degree program in biopharmaceutical biomanufacturing in the country. The program home is the new 82,500 sq. foot, $50-million Golden LEAF Biomanufacturing Training and Education Center (BTEC). BTEC is located on the NC State Centennial Campus, near the Research Triangle Park (RTP) and in the midst of one of the largest concentrations of biopharmaceutical biomanufacturing facilities in the U.S. Two Professional Science Master’s (PSM) degrees will be offered — a Master of Biomanufacturing (non-thesis) and a Master of Science in Biomanufacturing (thesis option). Both degrees are designated BIOM. BIOM will include sequential hands-on advanced graduate laboratory courses taught under simulated cGMP conditions. Other program experiences will include an industry internship, industry practica, biopharmaceutical project management, intellectual property (IP), process development and biomanufacturing management skills. Some program requirements may be waived based upon previous advanced degrees or relevant industry experience. Full-time and part-time applications will be considered. During the first two years, a limited number of full-time participants will receive an annual stipend of $15,000 plus tuition and fees, paid by a grant from the Directorate for Graduate Education of the National Science Foundation (NSF). Continuation of NSF support will be subject to successful academic performance and progress toward completion of the degree. The first cohort of students will begin their studies during fall 2010. We look forward to introducing you to BTEC. Aseptic processing

BIOM Professional Science Master’s Graduate Degrees MASTER OF BIOMANUFACTURING (MR) BIOM students will complete 41 total credit hours including 3 credit hours of industry internship, 6 credits of industry practicum, 2 credits hours of research experience under the direction of a graduate advisor, and selected MBA courses in project management, managerial finance and accounting. Students will submit a final written report that summarizes the research experience and will make a presentation about the experience to the BIOM graduate faculty.

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Two degrees will make up the BTEC graduate degree program (BIOM): a non-thesis Master of Biomanufacturing and a thesisbased Master of Science. (Final approval to award the degrees is expected during the 2010-2011 academic year.) The BIOM curriculum is an integrated multidisciplinary program consisting of technical courses, FDA regulatory compliance courses, bioscience-focused MBA courses taught by the NC State Jenkins Graduate School of Management and courses in ethics. All BIOM students are required to complete 6 credits of industry case studies, 3 credits of FDA regulatory affairs coursework, 1 complete upstream or downstream track, professional skills training, ethics, and an industry praticum. Industrial internships are a distinct and important feature of the BIOM degrees, as is a biomanufacturing-focused research experience for all students. Full-time BIOM students normally graduate after 2 years. The time limit for completion of the BIOM is 3 years for full-time and 5 years for part-time students. For a detailed listing of BIOM course requirements, please see the BTEC web site at

FURTHER INFORMATION For further information, please contact: Dr. Michael C. Flickinger, BTEC Associate Director, Academic Programs, and Director of Graduate Programs (DGP). (919) 515-0175

MASTER OF SCIENCE (MS) Similar to the MR, the BIOM Master of Science curriculum will combine interdisciplinary coursework with professional management courses. In addition, the BIOM Master of Science program will provide more experience in bioprocess development research to familiarize students with the methods, ideals and goals of independent investigation. As a consequence of the stronger focus on research, BIOM Master of Science students will complete 4 credit hours of industry-focused process research mentored by their BIOM graduate advisor. Each student will submit a written thesis, which will be presented and defended to the student’s graduate advisory committee.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Admission to the BIOM program requires completion of an undergraduate degree in engineering, life science or physical sciences, letters of recommendation, and a statement of career goals. A minimum overall grade point average of 3.0 and GRE scores in the 80 th percentile are also required. Prior completion of biomanufacturing courses is not required for admission to the program. The application deadline for admission for fall semester is February 1.

HOW TO APPLY Information about the application process is available at


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