Our Team

Kamal Rashid

Kamal Rashid

Contact Information

50 Prescott Street
Phone: +1-508-831-4808
Fax: +1-508-831-4881
krashid@wpi.edu

Kamal Rashid

  • Director, Biomanufacturing Education & Training Center
  • Research Professor, Biology & Biotechnology

Kamal has more than 30 years of academic experience in both research and biotechnology educational program development. During his career, Kamal has developed, directed and implemented biotechnology/bioprocessing training courses that have trained thousands of biopharmaceutical industry employees under his supervision. Kamal's major areas of interest for research and education are in toxicology, biotechnology, cell culture technology and bioprocessing. Read Kamal's full CV here.

Dan Mardirosian

Dan Mardirosian

Contact Information

50 Prescott Street
Phone: +1-508-831-5320
Fax: +1-508-831-4881
dmardirosian@wpi.edu

Dan Mardirosian

  • Senior Operations Manager

Dan has 20 years of experience in the biomanufacturing industry. His background includes technology transfer and process engineering, as well as clinical cGMP manufacturing and training. Much of Dan's experience involves the development and operation of cutting edge, single use bioreactors and disposable technology applications.

Chris Bellerive

Chris Bellerive

Contact Information

50 Prescott Street
Phone: +1-508-831-4879
Fax: +1-508-831-4881
cabellerive@wpi.edu

Chris Bellerive

  • Operations Manager

Chris has more than 18 years of experience in the biomanufacturing industry. His background includes technology transfer and process scale-up, as well as clinical and commercial cGMP manufacturing and training. Chris has held leadership roles in both manufacturing and quality assurance for commerical products and is a subject matter expert in all phases of biologics manufacturing.

Kristen Benoit

Kristen Benoit

Contact Information

50 Prescott Street
Phone: +1-508-831-4879
Fax: +1-508-831-4881
kabenoit@wpi.edu

Kristen Benoit

  • Curriculum Coordinator
  • Adjunct Instructor

Kristen is an Instructor and Curriculum Coordinator within the Biomanufacturing Education and Training Center (BETC) at WPI. She has worked in the bioscience industry for 10 years and holds an M.S. in Bioscience Administration from WPI. Her experience includes employment with Bristol-Myers Squibb and Abbott Laboratories (now Abbvie). She has held previous roles as a supervisor and project manager in biomanufacturing, and has enjoyed employee training as part of her job responsibilities. Kristen is currently pursuing a PhD in Adult Learning and Development which allows her to couple her interest in science with her true passion - the personal and professional development of others.

 
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