Karis is a science-minded and client-focused professional with a broad range of drug development and project management experience. She joined Certara as a Project Manager supporting the Integrated Drug Development group in 2020. Prior to joining Certara, Karis worked as a Drug Safety Scientist with Gilead, and most recently as a Project Manager with Lonza. While at Lonza, She managed client-based formulation development and bioavailability enhancement programs from feasibility/R&D stages through clinical manufacture under cGMPs.
Karis received her Bachelor’s and Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degrees from the University of Washington, Seattle. Additionally, she holds a Certificate in Biomedical Regulatory Affairs from the University of Washington. Karis is an avid ultrarunner and ski mountaineer, and spends her free time training in the mountains of the Pacific Northwest.