Women of Excellence

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Mary J. Bossard

Title: Principal Fellow 2014
Industry: Pharmaceuticals
Type of Organization: Biotechnology
Major Product/Service: Clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing a pipeline of drug candidates across a number of therapeutic areas designed to improve the pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, half-life, bioavailability, metabolism or distribution of drugs and improve the overall benefits and use of a drug for the patient
Expertise: Dr. Bossard has almost 30 years experience and has been with the current company for 13 years. She serves as a Technical Team Leader for protein partner projects and as a technical team leader for internal protein platform development. Dr. Bossard coordinates various technical projects.
Geographic Area of Distribution: International
Affiliations: American Chemical Society; A.S.B.M.B.
University/Degree: B.A., Central College, Pella, Iowa; Ph.D., Chemistry, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Born: Iowa
Hobbies/Sports: Skiing, playing organ, clarinet and saxophone
Spouse: Gerald
Children: 2
Work History: Previously, Dr. Bossard held scientific positions with Restoragen (formerly BioNebraska), Smith Kline and French Labs (now GSK) and with the University of California-Berkeley as an NIH postdoctoral fellow.
Career Accomplishments: Dr. Bossard is the inventor on several issued patent families. She was team lead for multiple projects from research through pilot scale conjugate production and team lead for two partner protein PEGylation research projects which led to successful clinical filings and one marketed product.