Dr Darrick Carter | Vice President - Adjuvant Technology

Dr Darrick Carter, Vice President - Adjuvant Technology, I.D.R.I.

Darrick Carter is the Vice President of Adjuvant Technology at IDRI. His work centers on new immunomodulatory agents and formulations, as well as the process development necessary to take vaccines and therapeutic candidates from the lab to the clinic. Darrick is a biochemist/biophysicist with over 15 years of experience developing therapeutics and vaccines in the biotechnology industry. He has founded five companies, starting with a sole proprietorship biotech/internet startup, Proteinchemist.com, in 2001. Darrick previously worked at Corixa Corporation, where he led a new tuberculosis vaccine into human clinical trials and assisted as group leader for analytical biochemistry working on adjuvants and a commercial, radiolabeled mAb for non-Hodgkins lymphoma. In 2004, he founded and served as CEO of PAI Life Sciences Inc., a bioinformatics company with proprietary drug discovery technologies using artificial neural nets. Darrick also served as Chief Scientific Officer at a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on drug and device combinations, is a founding member of a company focused on immunotherapy in oncology, and a founding member of a device company working on inflammatory disorders. Darrick sits on the Scientific Advisory Boards of three local biotech companies and hosts a website for protein chemists. He has authored over 50 peer-reviewed papers and is inventor/co-inventor on more than 160 patent applications and issued patents. Darrick received his BSc summa cum laude from the department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at Oregon State University. He received his PhD from the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Oregon Health and Science University.


Agenda Day 1 @ 09:45

What can we learn from vaccine development for infectious diseases that can be applied to cancer and vice versa?

  • Bridging infectious disease vaccines with cancer immunotherapy
  • Technologies that are applicable to both including RNA vaccines
  • How to stimulate both humoral and cell-mediated immunity that are likely paramount for successful cancer immunotherapeutics
  • Understanding infectious vaccine approaches and immunological responses to strengthen cancer immunotherapeutic strategies

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