John Aunins, Ph.D., is a 32-year veteran in the biotech field with deep experience in bioprocess development, manufacturing support and project leadership.
He led process and product development teams at Merck Research Laboratories for Vaqta®, Varivax®, Zostavax®, ProQuad®, Rotateq® and Gardasil®. The Vaqta and Gardasil process teams were awarded with ACS Industrial Biotechnology Awards for innovation, contribution to bioengineering and societal impact. More recently, he has been involved in developing a new class of live microbial biotherapeutics for treatment of disorders of the GI microbiome at Seres Therapeutics.
He is a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, and an adjunct Full Professor at the Instituto de Tecnologia Quimica e Biologica (ITQB) in Oeiras, Portugal, and a member of the National Academy of Engineering. He is author of over 50 articles and book chapters and has chaired five international conferences in vaccines and bioprocess technology. John obtained his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from MIT in 1989 under Institute Professor Daniel I.C. Wang.