Maria Guazzaroni Jacobs has 27 years Pharmaceutical industry experience mainly in Quality. She has been with Pfizer Inc since 1991. Prior to joining Pfizer, Maria worked for Schering-Plough, as a Senior Analytical Research Scientist. She began her career at Pfizer in Manufacturing at the Brooklyn plant, leading first the Analytical Laboratory Section of Product and Process Development, and the Quality Control Laboratories. This was followed by four years as the Brooklyn Site Quality Operations Director. In 2003, she assumed a Center position in Quality Operations. In this capacity, she is responsible for developing strategies to address emerging regulations and guidance documents in the areas of GMPs and pre- and post-approval filings (Chemistry Manufacturing and Control, CMC), and assisting in development of company positions and responses to proposed regulations and guidances; her focus is US and Latin America. She holds a degree in Pharmacy from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, and a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from New York University.