Amy DiBona, PhD

Microbiology Technical Writer

 

As Microbiology Technical Writer, Dr. Amy DiBona manages many aspects of investigation report writing at Edge. She investigates and reports on issues regarding microbiological testing, including environmental monitoring and endotoxin testing. She is part of the team that facilitates continued process improvement for microbiological testing and analysis. DiBona also performs Quality Control documentation reviews and assists in the analysis of various microbiological test results. These include environmental monitoring, sterility, endotoxin, growth promotion, media fill validations, microbial enumeration for nonsterile products, and water testing.


DiBona is an experienced research scientist with a PhD in biochemistry and prior training at Harvard Medical School, UMASS Medical School, and the University of Vermont. She has experience in a wide range of microbiology testing methods including PCR, molecular cloning, fluorescence polarization, immunofluorescence, spectroscopy, confocal microscopy, and cell culture. DiBona’s work at Edge Pharma plays an integral role in the production process. As a 503B Outsourcing Facility, Edge is held to CGMP standards, one of the major components of which is the extensive testing of every product. With a catalog of more than 100 standard products, and a policy of testing every batch, the Edge Pharma microbiology team has a tremendous responsibility to our customers and their patients to ensure every dose is safe for use.

 

Selected Publications

 

BM Zee, BM, AB DiBona, AA Alekseyenko, CA French, and MI Kuroda. The Oncoprotein BRD4-NUT Generates Aberrant Histone Modification Patters. PLoS One (2016) 11 (10).

A. Branagan, J. Klein, C. Jordan, and S. Morrical. Control of Helicase Loading in the Coupled DNA Replication and Recombination Systems of Bacteriophage T4. J Biol Chem. 2014, 289 (5): p. 3040-54.

A. Branagan, R. Maher, and S. Morrical. Assembly and Dynamics of Gp59-Gp32-ssDNA, a DNA Helicase Loading Complex Required for Recombination-Dependent Replication in Bacteriophage T4. J Biol Chem. 2012, 287 (23): p. 19070-81.