Brandon joined Dark Horse Consulting in Q4 2021, bringing industry experience in project management, primarily in upstream fermentation.
For DHC clients, Brandon often begins with forecasting market demand and trends before applying his experience in data analysis and modeling. Often the end product of his analysis is a Monte Carlo or Python simulation or client projects viewed in Tableau. Another common ask for Brandon are custom Excel VBA macros. Brandon’s programming experience creates unique opportunities for client solutions.
Brandon’s career started at Boehringer Ingelheim (BI) as a contractor in the Process Science Upstream department doing media prep, cell culturing, and bioreactor operations in both a GLP and GMP setting. He was converted to a full time employee after one year, and began leading CMC projects for both internal and external clients at BI. In his nearly 3 years at BI, he led multiple projects and trained many junior scientists/engineers. Whenever he had time, he loved to find ways to improve process workflow by developing excel-based ELNs and VBA macros.
Brandon joined Adverum as a Process Engineer to help improve the SF9-Baculovirus AAV upstream process. He helped in facility design of the current Redwood City location for upstream manufacturing and bench workflows as well as improve SOPs and update existing protocols before leaving for his masters program.
In his most recent pre-DHC position, he returned to Adverum under a different department working with the HEK293 viral production process where he handled both the upstream production and downstream purification. His role was focused on improving data management within the department by creating ELNs, protocols, and updating out of date SOPs. In his time at Adverum he worked on creating a deep learning model to determine viral infectivity titers.