I have over thirty five years of academic experience in both research and Biotechnology educational program development. During my career I have developed, directed and implemented biotechnology training courses at Penn State University, Utah State University, WPI and internationally. My research emphasis has been on several areas including in Vitro mutagenesis and DNA repair studies in microbial and mammalian systems, molecular mechanism of chemical mutagenesis, structure-activity relationship studies with ploycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, Comparative studies of the P-450 system for activation of xenobiotics in vitro, studies involving virus induced cell fusion and cell entry of herpes simplex virus and in the past ten years, I have focused studies involving recombinant protein production in mammalian cell systems including Vero cells and Recombinant CHO cell lines. The most recent projects at WPI included scaling up Vero cells in a bench-top bioreactors and utilization of microcarrier cell culture technology to scale-up Vero cells from a frozen stock into a 200L Single use bioreactor including the seed train development.
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The Telegram & Gazette talks with Kamal Rashid, director of WPI’s Biomanufacturing Education & Training Center, who traveled with a life sciences delegation from the U.S. to Cuba last month. Rashid was enthusiastic about representing WPI on the trip and learning about the robust biotechnology industry he saw in Cuba. “I’ve been in the area of biotechnology for 31 years; I had known a little bit about the Cuban field of biotechnology, but I had interest in seeing what their progress was,” he told the T&G.
GEN quotes Kamal Rashid, Ph.D., research professor and director of the Biomanufacturing Education and Training Center, regarding a panel discussion he moderated at the Biotech Week in Boston Conference. Susan Roberts, Ph.D., professor and head of chemical engineering, discussed collaborations between her department an several life sciences companies.