Jeff Hou, Ph.D.

Director and Site Head, Scientific & Technical Affairs Pharma Services
Princeton, New Jersey, USA

Key roles and responsibilities

  • Site head for Thermo Fisher Scientific’s Princeton site and subject matter expert on the scientific & technical affairs team supporting the commercial sales team and the internal functional team as a team lead
  • Lead technology innovation and new technology implementation, engaging the Thermo Fisher Scientific ecosystem to further develop new innovations

Professional highlights

  • Career in biologics spans over fourteen years across academia and industry
  • Led a team of cell culture development scientists at one of Thermo Fisher Scientific’s bioprocess sciences sites
  • Key team member who helped a number of new and emerging startups complete a large biomanufacturing scale up (using only a small amount of material initially) by improving cell culture performance, allowing potentially breakthrough drugs to successfully enter clinical trials
  • Part of the Advanced Mammalian Biomanufacturing Innovation Center group and the BioPhorum group
  • Worked on multiple programs with world leading biopharma companies such as Genentech and CSL


  • Doctor of Philosophy in biotechnology from The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor’s degree in advanced sciences from the University of New South Wales

Scientific expertise

  • Biologics development
  • Cell line development
  • Process development
  • Tech transfer
  • GMP manufacturing
  • Cell biology
  • Lead candidate discovery

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