Joseph Marini, 'PhD '97
Name: Joseph Marini
Class Year: 1997
Degree, Major: Doctor of Philosophy, Immunology
What is your current professional position?
I am the Scientific Director, PK/ADA/PD Bioanalysis with Janssen Research and Development, LLC, Johnson & Johnson.
In your current position, what are your responsibilities/duties?
I manage a group of scientists that utilize ligand binding assays to carry out the pharmacokinetic, anti-drug antibody and pharmacodynamic bioanalysis for Non-Clinical (non-GLP and GLP) and Clinical studies.
What are your current accreditations, memberships or affiliations in your field?
• Steering Committee member of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Sciences Ligand Binding Assay Bioanalytical Focus Group (AAPS LBABFG)
• Contributing member of the European Bioanalysis Forum – Interest Group Macromolecule (EBF-IGM)
• Contributing member of the Global Bioanalysis Consortium (GBC)
• Member of the JGSBS Alumni Board
Are there any publications you have had or other awards/recognitions you would like to share?
I have had more than 30 papers published in peer reviewed journals. I am also a contributing author to the Roitt Immunology textbook.
What are your career accomplishments that you would like to highlight?
I am currently the Secretary of the JGSBS Alumni Board. I have collaboratively supported two successful Biologics License Applications to the FDA and world-wide regulatory agencies.
If you could give any advice to a current student in your program or a recent graduate what would it be?
"Sometimes you just have to jump and build your parachute on the way down."