Hongbo Chen received his B.S. in Pharmaceutics Sciences from Fudan University, China in 2015. His enthusiasm for pharmaceutical research, especially on drug product development, brought him to Professor Calvin Sun’s lab at the University of Minnesota as a Ph.D. student. His thesis research mainly focuses on the development of spherical crystallization technique to simultaneously improve the manufacturability and dissolution performance of drugs. Through such process, a high drug loading direct compression formulation can be developed. His work is highly regarded by the peer scientists, and he has received the AAPS Best Abstract Awards (2018, 2019), AAPS Travel Grant Award sponsored by AstraZeneca (2019), and several other fellowships.
After finishing his Ph.D. study, Hongbo joined the Department of Analytical Development at Biogen as a scientist, working on the development of dissolution and analytical methods.