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PhD Career Stories: Unique Role in Research in Industry

Posted by on Wednesday, January 18, 2023 in Upcoming BRET Office of Career Development Events .

NEW DATE! Join us to hear from Dr. Chris Taron, as he discusses his career path to his unique role as Scientific Director at New England Biolabs.

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Ph.D.,University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA, 1999
B.A., Colby College, USA, 1990

Chris began his scientific training at NEB as a high school intern in 1985. He went on to study biochemistry at Colby College and later obtained a doctorate in biochemistry from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In 2000, he started a research lab at NEB, working on the expression of proteins in eukaryotic microbes and studying glycosylation of secretory proteins. In addition to being a principal investigator, he is the Scientific Director of NEB’s Protein Expression and Modification Research Division, a position he has held since 2005. Over the years, he and his team have made numerous scientific contributions in the areas of yeast protein expression, GPI anchor biosynthesis, glycoengineering, glycan analysis and discovery of novel proteins that act upon glycans. In his personal life, he enjoys being with family, boating, fishing, and watching Boston sports.