Parviz Shamlou

  • Parviz Shamlou
  • George B. and Joy Rathmann Professor | Director of Amgen Bioprocessing Center
  • Qualification: PhD


Dr. Shamlou received his PhD in chemical engineering in 1980 and was a postdoctoral fellow in polymer processing (1980-81) at the University of Bradford in the United Kingdom.

His areas of expertise include Early-to-Late Phase Bioprocess Development, Proteins & Monoclonal Antibody therapeutics, Viral & non-Viral Gene therapies, Tissue Engineering, First Principle Modeling and Scale-down of Unit Operations for Accelerated Process Design, Qualification & Validation.

During his 30 years of industry and academic work Dr. Shamlou also served on several scientific committees and boards including European Federation of Biotechnology and UK's Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE). Dr. Shamlou was the Editor-in-Chief of the peer-reviewed Journal of Biotechnology and Applied Biochemistry (2003-2012).

In March 2014, Dr. Shamlou joined the Keck Graduate Institute of Applied Life Sciences (KGI). He was appointed George B. and Joy Rathmann Professor of Bioprocessing and Director of the Amgen Center for Bioprocessing following a nationwide search to replace the founding director, Dr. Matt Croughan after he accepted the position of chief technology officer at Sapphire Energy Inc.

ALS 427B

Mammalian Cell Biotechnology - Module II

Mammalian cell biotechnology has undergone explosive growth over the last 30 years. Bioscientists skilled in mammalian cell biotechnology are in high demand. The primary goal of this course is to provide students with an advanced background in mammalian cell biotechnology. The scientific, engineering, and practical industrial aspects will be presented through a series of lectures and student presentations.

This course will focus on both the fermentation processes and the principles of bioprocessing engineering through a series of lectures, presentations and case studies. Students should have a background in chemistry, biological science or a related discipline.