Miguel Muzzio, PhD, MBA, is the Vice President and Deputy Director of IITRI, in addition to his responsibilities as Manager of the Analytical Chemistry Division. Dr. Muzzio received his BS degree in Chemistry and Master Equivalent degree in Pharmaceutical Chemistry from the University of Uruguay (Montevideo, Uruguay), while receiving his PhD in Chemistry and MBA degrees from the University of Rhode Island (Kingston, RI). Dr. Muzzio has been a member of the IITRI staff since 2001, and has served as a Study Director for numerous analytical chemistry studies conducted at IITRI for government and commercial sponsors. He has more than 25 years of experience developing and implementing methods for the analysis of drug substances and other organic compounds in drug products, biologic specimens, and other complex matrices. He also has extensive experience in the extraction, purification, and structural identification of small molecules, metabolites, impurities, and degradation products using chromatographic and spectrometric analytical techniques such as GC, GC/MS, HPLC, LC/MS, LC/MS/MS, NMR, and IR. Dr. Muzzio's accomplishments include optimizing analytical services operations at IITRI to meet high-throughput requirements of multi-million dollar governmental and commercial programs, and he has published over 35 research papers and abstracts.