Christine Farrance, PhD

Microbial Identification
Christine Farrance

Dr. Farrance received a Ph.D. in Cellular and Molecular Biology from the University of Pennsylvania, a B.S. in Biochemistry from Cornell University, and has more than 25 years’ experience conducting both applied and basic research using molecular, microbial, and biochemical techniques. Her work has included developing plant-based production systems for recombinant vaccines, monoclonal antibodies, and protein therapeutics, and research in the food safety industry. Currently, as Senior Director of Scientific Affairs at Charles River Laboratories, she provides scientific recommendations to aid in developing strategic directions and leads the expansion of scientific capability and knowledge across Microbial Solutions.


Grading the Germ Tests

Few of us would ever get a vaccination or unseal a bottle of contact solution if we thought it was contaminated, so responsible manufacturers devote considerable resources making sure bacteria and fungi don’t end up in the supply chain.

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William Shek, Christine Farrance, PhD