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  • 3/23/2018
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Enabling Innovation Initiative seminar: Dane Wittrup, 'How Humility and a Decade of Effort Built the Best Antibody Discovery Platform”

       The Enabling Innovation Initiative (el2) presents Dr. Dane Wittrup, C.P. Dubbs Professor of Chemical Engineering and Biological Engineering, Massachusetts
    Institute of Technology; Associate Director, Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research; Co-Founder, Chairman of the SAB, Adimab LLC


    “Respecting Expertise: How Humility and a Decade of Effort Built the Best Antibody Discovery Platform”

    A reception and refreshments will follow the seminar.

    Bio:

    Microsoft Word - Wittrup Bio.docx

    Professor Dane Wittrup attended the University of New Mexico as an undergraduate, graduating Summa Cum Laude with a Bachlor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering in June, 1984. Wittrup went on to attend the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, where he worked with Professor James Bailey on flow cytometry and segregated modeling of recombinant populations of Saccharomyces cerevisiae. After obtaining his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering with a minor in Biology in 1988, he spent a brief time working at Amgen before becoming an Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1989. He moved to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in September of 1999, where he is now the C.P. Dubbs Professor of Chemical Engineering and Biological Engineering, in addition to working with the Koch Institute as the Associate Director for Engineering. In addition to work in his own laboratory at MIT, Dr. Wittrup is Co-Founder and Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board for Adimab.

    Contact: Stephen Doster


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