Karen Doucette, BS, MBA
Company: Charles River Laboratories
Job title: Scientific Advisor - CGT Navigator
Karen Doucette currently serves as Cell and Gene Therapy (CGT) Navigator at Charles River Laboratories. Karen plays a critical role in partnering with clients to map the development journey from discovery through commercial manufacturing, with a focus on providing process development guidance to avoid common, time-consuming pitfalls. Karen has over 20 years of experience with biopharmaceutical CROs and CDMOs, spanning pre-clinical and clinical research, development and manufacturing. She has been instrumental in collaboratively driving expansion of CGT service portfolios and aligning research innovation with customer need. Karen received her BS in Animal Science from the University of Delaware and completed her MBA at Goldey-Beacom College.