Head of Ingredients R&D, Consumer Health & Nutrition, Lonza

Dr Jim Lugo

As Chief Scientific Officer, Dr. Lugo overseas R&D activities for Lonza’s Consumer Health & Nutrition Business Unit. Dr. Lugo has more than 20 years of marketing and business development experience in the pharmaceutical industry. His expertise includes product development from concept through launch, new business development, clinical trial design and management, medical marketing, thought leader board management, as well as brand and general marketing management. During his 7 year tenure at InterHealth, now Lonza, Dr. Lugo has overseen and participated in the publication of 9 peer-reviewed scientific papers, including the first clinical study carried out in healthy subjects for joint health.  Dr. Lugo has a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Brooklyn College, a Ph.D. in Immunology from MIT, and an MBA from the University of California (Los Angeles).  Dr. Lugo was a Jane Coffin Childs Fellow at Caltech.