Brian Berquist, PhD, Joins Wheeler Bio as Chief Development Officer

Life Science Partner announces the newest recruit for emerging CDMO

Wheeler Bio, a CDMO, retained Life Science Partner to recruit their Chief Development Officer to lead their process development team and accelerate their platform as a technological leader within the CDMO space. Beginning in January 2023, Brian Berquist, PhD, will lead the team in Wheeler Bio’s newstate-of-the-art Oklahoma City facility, where they have revolutionized the speed of drug discovery and democratized the innovation-to-impact process.

Berquist’s solid scientific background and ability to problem-solve in an entrepreneurial environment makes him well-suited for the R&D and innovation advancements he will undertake at Wheeler Bio

Tom Callaway, MD, Founder of Life Science Partner

In his new role as Chief Development Officer, Berquist will oversee operations including cell line development, cell culture process development, purification development, analytical development, and formulation development. He will serve as Wheeler Bio’s scientific subject-matter expert and will lead his team in the continuous improvement of advancing the company’s R&D and technology platforms.

Prior to joining Wheeler Bio, Berquist served as the Vice President of Process Development and Analytical Sciences for iBio CDMO where he directed the process development and analytical sciences divisions for both development and characterization of proprietary products and services. Earlier in his career, Berquist served in key scientific and research roles for Caliber Biotherapeutics and Texas A&M Health Science Center.

Berquist holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of Massachusetts, and he earned his PhD in Molecular Medicine and Molecular and Cellular Biology from the University of Maryland.  

About Life Science Partner

Life Science Partner is a specialized executive search firm that recruits transformational leaders for healthcare and life sciences companies. Our high-touch, partner-led process ensures an exceptional level of service, while our backgrounds as physicians and industry executives enable us to efficiently deliver the brightest candidates in the medical device, biopharmaceuticals, diagnostics, and healthcare technology fields.