Eric Milgram

Dr. Eric Milgram, PhD is Senior Fellow at PepsiCo’s Long Term Research Biology Innovation Laboratory in New Haven, Conn. In his current role, he is responsible for the application of biochemical profiling technologies for gaining a better understanding about the complex relationships between nutrients and physiology. Throughout his career, Dr. Milgram has been interested in the application of analytical chemistry technologies for the purpose of better understanding human health. Prior to joining PepsiCo in 2010, Dr. Milgram spent most of his post-graduate career working in the pharmaceutical industry.

He served as Director of Systems Biology technologies at Wyeth Research where he managed multiple groups applying technologies for profiling genes, proteins and metabolites in order to aid drug discovery. While at Pfizer, he was responsible for the application of chemical analysis and large scale data management technologies to a range of problems including screening Pfizer's drug candidates for liabilities resulting from poor intestinal absorption, metabolic degradation, and drug-drug interactions. He also developed methods for automating the process of rapidly identifying the metabolites of drug candidates, as well as assessing the chemical stability of Pfizer's compound library under long-term storage conditions.

As a Research Fellow at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), he worked to develop robust methods for the determination of trace levels of environmental contaminates such as phthalates and pesticide residues. He was awarded the National Center for Environmental Health Director’s Award for this work at the CDC. Dr. Milgram received his PhD in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Florida in 1997. He is a member of the American Chemical Society and the American Society for Mass Spectrometry.