Antonio (Tony) R. Moreira, PhD is Vice Provost for Academic Affairs at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) and is responsible for academic affairs matters within the Provost’s Office. In addition to his administrative responsibilities, he has maintained an active teaching and research program in bioprocessing, regulatory science and engineering. He frequently presents short courses in biotechnology topics for industry as well as regulatory agencies. Dr. Moreira has over 30 years experience in the biopharma sector and spent nearly 10 years in management positions in the private sector with International Flavors and Fragrances and with Schering-Plough Corp. (now Merck). He has been an ISPE Member for over 20 years and is the founding President of the ISPE Chesapeake Bay Area Chapter. He has been a member of the International Board of Directors of ISPE and is currently on the Board of the ISPE Foundation. He has also been active in the Parenteral Drug Association, Biotechnology Industry Organization (Chairman of the Council of Biotechnology Centers), American Chemical Society and American Institute of Chemical Engineers. He is published in many peer-reviewed publications, is a co-editor for several books and is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences. Dr. Moreira holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Oporto, an MS and PhD in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.