Rashmi Kshirsagar


Cell Line and Cell Culture Development


Rashmi leads the Cell Line and Cell Culture Development Department (CCD) for Proteins at Biogen. Her group is responsible for developing and supporting manufacturing processes to produce protein drug substance for internal and partnered biopharmaceutical programs in a compliant manner using industry leading technologies. Previously, Rashmi led the small scale cell culture development team for proteins at Biogen. Before that, at Biogen, she has had the opportunity for CMC project management, lead cell culture process development activities for biologics, influence scientific endeavors for fundamental process understanding and lead cross-functional teams in technical development. She joined Biogen in 2003 with a PhD in Chemical Engineering from University of Minnesota (Prof. Wei-Shou Hu’s lab) and 1 year prior experience in Technical Development at Millennium Pharmaceuticals. Her graduate work involved application of genomic and proteomic approaches to mammalian process development.