Carlos Chavez

Sr. Director, Research Operations

Carlos joins Circle Pharma as our Senior Director of Research Operations. Previous to his time at Circle, Carlos headed US Laboratory Operations at Amador Bioscience where he led the construction and commissioning of GLP/GCLP bioanalytical laboratories in Pleasanton, CA, and Germantown, MD. He oversaw the establishment operations functions supporting sample management, EH&S, and facilities while also guiding the implementation of laboratory information management systems (LIMS), quality management systems (QMS), and applications for asset, inventory, and sample management. At AstraZeneca, he led laboratory compliance and operations for US GxP testing laboratories in South San Francisco, CA, and Gaithersburg, MD. His high-performing teams focused on operational excellence to improve compliance and efficiency through process harmonization, optimization of information management systems, and implementation lab automation across US sites. Earlier experience includes roles as a Bioanalytical PI for GLP and clinical programs supporting the development and FDA approval of Imfinzi (anti-PD-L1) and Lumoxiti (anti-CD22 immunotoxin). Carlos has a B.S. in Biochemistry from the University of California, Davis.

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