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Michelle Lewis, Ph.D.

Executive Director, CBET

Dr. Michelle Lewis is the Executive Director of the Stack Family Center for Biopharmaceutical Education and Training (CBET) where she focuses on the strategic deployment of workforce training programs and contract manufacturing (CM) services. Professor Lewis is jointly appointed in the departments of Basic and Clinical Sciences and Pharmaceutical Sciences. Previously, Dr. Lewis served at the University of Georgia as an Associate Research Faculty, Department of Biochemistry, and Assistant Director of the Bioexpression and Fermentation Facility. During her tenure at UGa, she produce biological products for various academic and industrial clients, as well as mentored students and researchers. As Assistant Director of the Vanderbilt High-throughput Screening Facility at Vanderbilt University, Dr. Lewis developed cell-based assays for the discovery of novel small molecule therapeutics, ensured quality and throughput of downstream secondary assays, and implemented high-content data analysis for the identification of bioactive molecules. Additionally, she worked as a Senior Staff Scientist for the Diversa Corporation and was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Johnson & Johnson.