Dr. Lauren Fontana, Ph.D.

Dr. Lauren Fontana, Ph.D.
Lauren joined the Sanofi R&D Lyophilization Center of Excellence within the Global Biological Drug Product Development (BioDPD) team in May 2019. Lauren recently defended her doctorate in Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Connecticut, where she was advised by Dr. Robin Bogner. For her dissertation research, she developed a Raman spectroscopic method to detect secondary and tertiary structural changes in proteins in the solid state. The goal was development of a structural analysis tool for use in formulation development, process development and stability studies. Prior to UConn, Lauren spent 15 years in the pharmaceutical industry as a chemist working in various areas, including development of analytical methods and medical devices, as well as, formulation and process development for lyophilized protein drug products.

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