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Martha Rook

2015 Speaker

MARTHA ROOK is the director of the stem cell bioprocessing group in EMD Millipore’s process solutions business unit.  The group focuses on the development of a platform of scalable, disposable production solutions for the manufacture of cell-based therapies.  Rook has previously held a variety of roles at EMD Millipore including head of upstream and sensor technologies, product manager for the MilliPROBETM Real-Time Detection System and R&D program manager. She has worked in the clinical diagnostics field at Variagenics, a pharmacogenomics company, and Quest Diagnostics as a Genomics and Esoteric Testing Specialist prior to joining EMD Millipore in 2005. Rook earned a Ph.D. in biochemistry from MIT and a B.S. in chemistry from Texas A&M University.  She pursued post-doctoral studies in neuroscience with Dr. Ken Kosik as a Lefler Fellow at Harvard Medical School.  @emd_millipore