Maria has 30 years Pharmaceutical industry experience mainly in Quality. She has been with Pfizer Inc. since 1991. Prior to that, she worked for a medium size Argentinian Pharmaceutical company and for Schering-Plough in the US. At Pfizer, she ran the analytical laboratories of Product and Process Development and the Quality Control Laboratories, and was the Brooklyn Site Quality Operations Director, prior to assuming a Center position in Quality Operations. In her current 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 mainly 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.