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Vesselin Mitaksov, PhD
Senior Scientist at Pfizer


Vesselin Mitaksov graduated from Washington University in St. Louis, MO with a Ph.D. in Biochemistry.  His doctorate work was focused on understanding and harnessing the structural principles of antigen presentation by Major Histocompatibility Complex molecules.  In 2016 Vesselin joined Pfizer, Pharmaceutical Sciences as part of the bioassay group.  Several years later, he transitioned as group leader to support GMP release and stability testing for clinical manufacture.  In most recent years Vesselin has been focused on the transfer and co-validation of test methods from the development QC laboratory to the commercial QC laboratories within the Pfizer network.  He lives in St. Louis with his wife and two daughters.