Dr. Joey Studts is currently Director of Late Stage Downstream Development in the BioPharmaceuticals Division at Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma GmbH in Biberach Germany. In this role, he is responsible for the development of purification processes, stage I validation, and transfer of therapeutic proteins for pre-clinical, clinical, and market supply. Dr. Studts joined the Downsteam Development Department in 2008 from Boehringer Ingelheims's research facility in Ridgefield, Connecticut, USA. In Ridgefield, he was Head of the Protein Resources Group in the Department of Biologics and Biomolecular Sciences. Dr. Studts did a post-doctoral fellowship in the Department of Immunology at Washington University in St. Louis with Professor Daved Fremont, Ph.D. Joey received his Ph.D. under the guidance of Professor Brian G. Fox, Ph.D., at the Institute for Enzyme Research in the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Wisconsin at Madison after completing a B.S. in Chemistry at Loras College in Dubuque, IA, USA.