Lori Herz

Professor of Practice
Associate Director, Bioengineering Program

Ph.D. Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, 2000
B.S. Cornell University, 1993

Associated with:
Bioengineering Program

Contact Information

tel: (610) 758-6831
fax: (610) 758-5057
e-mail: loh208@lehigh.edu


Professor Herz's academic and professional background is in biotechnology, biochemical engineering, and pharmaceutical processing. She is the Associate Director of the Bioengineering Program at Lehigh, and teaches Metabolic Engineering and the Biotechnology Laboratory. Additionally, she is affiliated with the Integrated Product Development program, for which she advises student teams working on their capstone design projects. She is currently the faculty adviser for the Lehigh chapter of ISPE, as well as a member of AICHE and the Society for Biological Engineering.

Prior to joining the faculty at Lehigh, Professor Herz worked in the pharmaceutical industry. She joined Bristol-Myers Squibb Company in 2000 as a Technical Investigator supporting the manufacture of sterile liquid and lyophilized (freeze-dried) drug products. Her responsibilities included the technology transfer of products from R&D to the manufacturing sites, as well as providing technical support for the production of commercialized pharmaceuticals. Professor Herz later managed early-phase clinical operations and process scale-up of protein therapeutics. Her areas of expertise include sterile drug product manufacture, technology transfer, and regulatory compliance, as well as the development of cell culture, tangential flow filtration, and lyophilization processes. Professor Herz was also employed at International Specialty Products from 1993 to 1995, where she developed and scaled up processes for synthetic polymers.

Selected publications

• Lori Herz, M. Jean Russo, Daniel Ou-Yang, Mohamed El-Aasser, Anand Jagota, Svetlana Tatic-Lucic, John Ochs, "Development of an Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Bioengineering Program at Lehigh University," Advances in Engineering Education (2011), vol. 4, no. 2.

• Baiming Xiao, Stephen K. Gozo, Lori Herz, “Development and validation of HPLC methods for the determination of potential extractables from elastomeric stoppers in the presence of a complex surfactant vehicle used in the preparation of parenteral drug products,” Journal of pharmaceutical and biomedical analysis, (2007) vol. 43, no. 2, pp. 558-565.