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North Carolina Regulatory Affairs Forum

NCRAF is an association of regulatory affairs professionals centered in the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill "Triangle" of North Carolina USA. NCRAF is dedicated to providing education and support for the continuing professional development of individuals who have an interest in regulatory affairs activities as they apply to research, development, or manufacture of drugs, biologics, or medical devices.


Membership dues for 2022 will continue to be $20 for the year.

When your membership renewal comes up during the 2022 calendar year, you will receive, via email,
an invoice for $20.
Please pay via the invoice (there's a link in the email),
the old "log in to the website and renew" is no longer available.



Every year at this time we elect the next set of NCRAF officers.

As usual, PLEASE VOTE!


The President-elect will spend 1 year (Jan-Dec 2022) shadowing the current NCRAF president and then assume the role of President the following year (Jan-Dec 2023). The President and President-elect serve as leaders for the NCRAF Executive Committee and are in charge of ensuring that all aspects of the organization are operating as planned. With input from the rest of the Executive Committee, the President may appoint additional committee members and committee chairs as needed.


Marissa Berry, PhD, RAC

Marissa has been a member of NCRAF since 2017, and has been serving as the NCRAF Treasurer since January 2020. She obtained her BS in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Michigan State University and her PhD in Pharmacology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Marissa started her regulatory affairs career in 2017 doing various internships at Chiesi USA, Cato Research, and Roivant Sciences while finishing her PhD, and has since held full-time positions at Roivant Sciences, Altavant Sciences, and Camargo Pharmaceutical Services. Marissa is interested in transitioning to President-elect of the NCRAF Executive Committee so that she can bring more structure to the organization and better serve the NCRAF members.


VP Programs

The Vice President of Programs is in charge of planning the monthly seminars, Spring Seminar, and November Roundtable events for the NCRAF membership (the NCRAF Regulatory Affairs Workshop/RAC Prep Course that takes place in the summer is planned and coordinated by an Education Chair, to be appointed by the President). The elected VP of Programs will serve a 2-year term (Jan 2022 to Dec 2023). This year, the NCRAF Executive Committee is welcoming co-VPs of Programs.

 Candidates (running for co-VPs):

Lauren Seabrook

Lauren joined NCRAF in 2021. She obtained her BS in Biomedical Engineering and Bioprocess Engineering from North Carolina State University. Lauren started her regulatory affairs career at Bayer in 2009 and has experience in the regulation of Biotech (FDA) and Agricultural products (USDA and EPA). Lauren has held full time positions at Bayer, Syngenta, and BASF, and is currently a Senior Regulatory Manager at Enzyvant Therapeutics. Lauren is interested in the role of Vice-President of Programs and seeks to bring innovative programming and partnerships to NCRAF members.

Nasrin H. Babadi, PhD, RAC

Nasrin received her undergraduate degree in Microbiology from the University of Oklahoma and completed her graduate studies at the University of Ottawa, where she received a PhD in Neuroscience. Following a year of postdoctoral research at Duke University, Nasrin joined Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, as part of the regulatory department.  As an IND specialist at Lineberger, Nasrin is involved in the development of regulatory strategies for trials in various therapeutic areas, including drugs, biologics, and devices.  Nasrin provides support to clinical investigators and research teams in the coordination, implementation, and management of sponsor activities to ensure ongoing compliance with federal regulations. Nasrin is interested in joining the NCRAF Executive Committee as VP of programs, to assist in setting up events bringing RTP regulatory professionals together where they can share their experiences and expertise, especially with those interested in choosing regulatory affairs as a career.



The Treasurer is in charge of creating and maintaining the NCRAF annual budget, providing monthly financial reports to the Executive Committee, and handling payments, refunds, and reimbursements for NCRAF expenses. The elected Treasurer will serve a 2-year term (Jan 2022 to Dec 2023).


Dominika Trzilova, PhD

Dominika has been a member of NCRAF since 2019. She received her BS in Molecular & Cellular Biology and Biochemistry from the University of Maine and her PhD in Microbiology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dominika had her start in regulatory affairs in 2020 completing internships with Cato SMS and Enzerna Biosciences during the final year of her PhD. She is currently a regulatory scientist with Camargo Pharmaceutical Sciences. Dominika is interested in becoming the Treasurer of NCRAF to be able to create a balanced budget for the organization that allows for exciting in-person events again and provides opportunities for NCRAF members.



2021 RAC Workshops


Matierials and Recordings are available for each workshop to those registered.

Each series is a separate registration and fee!

Please don't try to tackle both at the same time.  Seriously.  Just pick ONE.

Pharma/Bio (or) Devices

Workshop Lecture lists can be found at: