PRINCIPAL SCIENTIST PROCESS DEVELOPMENT
Ross graduated from the University of York with a degree in biochemistry and holds a PhD in Biomolecular Science from the University of Manchester where he gained his passion for protein engineering. Prior to joining Leaf Expression Systems, Ross worked for 16 years in the pharmaceutical industry as a molecular biologist, protein biochemist and project manager, supporting early phase discovery projects across many different therapeutic areas. During his time in large pharma, Ross gained experience working with recombinant protein production from different expression systems (insect cells, HEK293, E. coli) and used a range of protein purification technologies to generate reagents for biochemical and biophysical assays, structural biology and antibody development. At Leaf, Ross leads the downstream processing and quality control activities. He is involved with planning and coordinating new projects, working closely with clients and collaborators to produce reagents for diagnostic applications, research activities and novel therapeutics.