Dr. Juan Torres is Senior Vice President of Global Quality for Biogen. In this capacity he has worldwide responsibility over Corporate Quality, Quality Control, IT Quality, and Quality Operations at all Biogen production sites. He has been with Biogen for the last fifteen years. Dr. Torres has over 25 years of industrial experience in the area of biological manufacturing and holds a Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Toxicology from North Carolina State University. His doctoral research was in the area of protein chemistry. He also has Post-Doctoral experience in the Chemical Engineering department at NC State University, where he studied novel techniques for large-scale protein purification, and a Masters of Science degree in Organic Chemistry. Prior to joining Biogen, Dr. Torres was Director in the Process Sciences department at Centocor, Inc. and, before that, held positions of increasing responsibility over an eight-year period for Bayer Biological Products in Analytical Development, Quality Control, and Quality Assurance. Dr. Torres started his career working in R&D for Akzo Nobel. Dr. Torres was born in Seville, Spain and grew up in Puerto Rico.