Dr. Stacy Springs is Principle Investigator and Executive Director for the Food Supply Chain, Analytics and Sensing (FSAS) Initiative at the Sloan School of Management.
This new initiative is focused on using systematic risk management to address global issues related to food safety, supply chain optimization, food waste and access to healthy foods. Stacy is a co-investigator on a collaborative effort to bring forward new predictive risk analytics tools, testing technologies, and platforms to address core food safety challenges in China and the world.
Dr. Springs also serves as Senior Director of Programs at MIT’s Center for Biomedical Innovation (CBI) and leads MIT’s Biomanufacturing Program (BioMAN), its Consortium on Adventitious Agent Contamination in Biomanufacturing (CAACB) and its BioACCESS initiative. The objective of the BioMANufacturing Program is to develop new knowledge, science, technologies and strategies that advance the manufacture and global delivery of high-quality biopharmaceuticals. The CAACB pools biopharmaceutical manufacturing expertise in the area of adventitious agent contamination to better enable the safe and dependable delivery of life-saving biologics. BioACCESS is an initiative aimed at enabling global access to biologic therapies, especially for non-communicable diseases in resource-constrained settings, through innovative approaches to systems analysis, technology development, policy design, and education.
Stacy’s background, training, and experience are in in organic and biophysical chemistry, biomanufacturing, food safety and regulatory science. She holds a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Texas at Austin, gained postdoctoral training in protein and biophysical chemistry and has over 20 years of experience in biotechnology and food safety work.