Dr. Lisa Freeman-Cook
Head of Technical Operations, Viral and Gene Therapy Manufacturing at MilliporeSigma
Dr. Lisa Freeman-Cook is the Head of Technical Operations at Millipore Sigma’s Viral and Gene Therapy Manufacturing site in Carlsbad, California. She received her BA degree in biology from Carleton College in Northfield, MN. Lisa earned a Ph.D. from the University of Colorado Boulder in the laboratory of Dr. Lorraine Pillus, where she studied chromatin structure and epigenetic gene regulation. She continued her training at Yale as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the laboratory of Daniel DiMaio, where her research interests focused on papillomavirus oncogenes. She then worked at Invitrogen and Life Technologies (now Thermo Fisher Scientific) managing contract services, manufacturing, and R&D for the human protein microarray business. Lisa then moved to GenMark Diagnostics, where she managed assay development and technical operations, developing a sample-to-answer platform and four FDA-cleared molecular diagnostic assays as the Vice President of Assay Development. Currently, Dr. Freeman-Cook is leading process development, technology transfer, technical failure investigation, and validation engineering efforts for MilliporeSigma’s viral vector and gene therapy contract manufacturing business.