Amy Wesa, Ph.D., has joined as Director of Immuno-Oncology Research. She brings more than 15 years of experience in translational immuno-oncology, with expertise in the development of cell and gene therapy, including CAR T cells, as well as other therapeutics for solid and hematologic malignancies. Most recently, Dr. Wesa was the Associate Director of ImmunoOncology at Intrexon Corporation. Prior to that, she was the Director of Research and Development at Celsense, Inc.
While a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Dermatology and Immunology at the University of Pittsburgh, Dr. Wesa was selected as an American Cancer Society Research Scholar before embarking on her career in industry. Dr. Wesa completed her postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute. She earned her Ph.D. in Cancer Biology from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit and her B.S. in Biology from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.