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Lucinda Buhse

Director, Office of Testing, OPQ, CDER
Dr. Buhse joined OTR in 2001 as Deputy Director of Division of Pharmaceutical Analysis. She was promoted to Division Director in 2004 and has been Director of Office of Testing and Research since 2013. Dr. Buhse received a B.A. in Chemistry from Grinnell College and a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley. Before joining FDA, she worked in management positions in Production, Validation and Analytical Services at Sigma Aldrich Corporation and as a Senior Research Scientist for Rohm & Haas Company. She leads a laboratory based office in the CDER responsible for supporting FDA review, investigation and enforcement actions and for conducting research programs to advance the science of human drug quality.