Dr Karin Jooss | Chief Scientific Officer
Gritstone Oncology

Dr Karin Jooss, Chief Scientific Officer, Gritstone Oncology

Karin Jooss serves as Chief Scientific Officer of Gritstone Oncology.  Dr. Jooss joined Gritstone from Pfizer, where she served as head of Cancer Immunotherapeutics within the Vaccine Immunotherapeutics department for seven years.  While at Pfizer, she built and led immuno-oncology teams, was a member of the Vaccine Immunotherapeutics leadership team and served as the head of the Immunopharmacology team. Her duties included overseeing the assessment of all cancer vaccine in-licensing opportunities, and developing and launching Pfizer’s first clinical cancer vaccine program deploying a variety of vaccine platforms and immune modulators to build a multi-component vaccine-based immunotherapy regimen. Prior to joining Pfizer, Jooss served as vice president of Research at Cell Genesys, Inc. where she oversaw all research activities related to the company’s cancer vaccine and oncolytic virotherapy programs. Dr.Jooss received her Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from the University of Marburg in Germany and performed postgraduate work in gene therapy and immunology at the University of Pennsylvania. She is on the editorial board of Molecular Therapy and Journal of Gene Medicine and is a member of the immunology and educational committee for the American Society of Gene Therapy as well as the Industry Task Force of the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC).


Immunotherapy Conference Day 1 @ 14:40

Driving high T-cell titers to neoantigens in tumors – harnessing immunogenic viral vectors with immune check point modulators

  • Neoantigen prediction
  • Viral vectors as vaccine delivery platform(s)
  • Cancer vaccines in combination with immune checkpoint modulators
last published: 14/Feb/19 11:15 GMT

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