Jeffrey C. Baker, Ph.DFormer Deputy Director, Office of Biotechnology Products at CDER, FDA
Dr. Baker is a cellular physiologist and biochemist by training. He spent over 20 years in the pharmaceutical industry supporting the development and manufacture both legacy and first in class biological products and 10 years at the United States FDA as Deputy Director of the Office of Biotechnology Products in CDER. In the latter role he received several CDER awards for his role in renewing and rebalancing OBP review, inspection, and research programs and in 201 8 received an FDA Honors Award for contributions to “modernizing the U.S. regulatory system for biotechnology. products through sustained creative leadership and collaboration.” He was the CDER liaison to NIIMBL and the Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office at NIST. He retired from the FDA in 2021 but remains active in the biotech community and iOS a frequent speaker at professional conferences and a number of university programs .