Margaret McGowen

Margaret McGowen, PhD

Senior Project Manager, Scientific Affairs [email protected]

Margaret McGowen, PhD, is the Senior Project Manager of Scientific Affairs at Verto Solutions.  She works to support local, regional and international regulatory agencies in establishing flavor ingredient safety.  She has more than 10 years of experience writing safety dossiers for the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA), the FEMA Expert Panel and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).  She manages the compilation and submission of specifications data on behalf of our clients to JECFA for evaluation and publication. 

Dr. McGowen has a B.A. in Chemistry from Temple University and a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from the University of Maryland in College Park with an emphasis on mechanistic enzymology and bacterial bioremediation.  She completed her postdoctoral studies at the United States Food and Drug Administration, Center for Biologics Research, Office of Vaccine Research and Regulation with an emphasis on regulation and development of carbohydrate-based vaccines against bacterial pathogens.