Elie Hanania, Ph.D.

Elie Hanania, Ph.D., Vice President, Process Development–Viral Vector technologies at Avid Bioservices (Costa Mesa, CA) obtained his Ph.D. in cell and molecular biology from the University of Texas Medical Branch (Galveston, Texas), and he did his postdoctoral training at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center (Houston, TX). Elie led the process development teams at different cell and gene therapy CDMOs, including Progenitor Cell Therapy – a Hitachi Company (Mountain View, CA), Millipore Sigma (Carlsbad, CA), and Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies (College Station, TX) Elie’s expertise spans academic, clinical, and industry locales, with diverse experience in molecular and cell biology, virology, cell line development, primary and stem cells, device validation, process development, technology transfer, process characterization, animal models, and assay development with implementation of empowering technologies for the advancement of cell and gene therapy.