Monday, October 3, 2022


Biotechnology News Magazine

Karen J. Wilson Appointed to the LAVA Therapeutics Board of Directors

Latest Posts

City of Hope to Accelerate Immunotherapy Research & Treatment Innovation with $15 Mil Gift from Ted Schwartz Family

Ted Schwartz, who is now cancer free, achieved complete remission at City of Hope in 2020 with the center's leading CAR T cell therapy after a 16-year battle with lymphoma, provided the gift to City of Hope to advance treatment options that offer better outcomes and quality of life for people living with cancer.

Neurocrine Biosciences Appoints Dr Ingrid Delaet as Chief Regulatory Officer

Prior to joining Neurocrine Biosciences, Dr Ingrid Delaet served as Senior Vice President, Regulatory Affairs at Intercept Pharmaceuticals, which she joined in 2016.

Astrea Bioseparations Introduces Nereus LentiHERO, a Fit-for-purpose Solution for Lentiviral Vector Purification

“We believe that AstreAdept will be a game-changer,” explained Astrea Bioseparations’ CEO Terry Pizzie. “Our approach was to rapidly develop and incorporate this material into the Nereus LentiHERO, a simple, fit-for-purpose device that radically transforms how lentivirus can be purified [in terms of speed, recovery, and efficiency].

At Pack Expo, Schreiner MediPharm to Debut Functional Labels Designed from More Sustainable Materials

Schreiner MediPharm advises he new label concepts are based on existing items in Schreiner MediPharm’s roster of functional labeling solutions.

April 1, 2021

Karen J. Wilson brings more than three decades of finance and leadership experience in the life sciences industry.

“I am delighted to welcome Karen to our Board of Directors,” said Stephen Hurly, Lava Therapeutics Chief Executive Officer and President. “She joins us at an exciting time for our company as our first gamma-delta bsTCE candidates progress towards the clinic. Her deep experience leading finance organizations across both clinical- and commercial-stage public life science companies will be invaluable to LAVA as we advance our pipeline aimed at improving patient outcomes and creating value for our shareholders.”

Ms. Wilson is a biopharmaceutical finance executive and board member with experience in life science companies across finance, strategy, and risk management. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Angion Biomedica, Connect Biopharma, and Vaxart, Inc. She was most recently Senior Vice President of Finance at Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc until September 2020 after serving as Vice President of Finance and Principal Accounting Officer.

Prior to joining Jazz Pharmaceuticals in February 2011, Ms. Wilson served as Vice President of Finance and Principal Accounting Officer at PDL BioPharma, Inc. She also previously served as a Principal at the consulting firm of Wilson Crisler LLC, Chief Financial Officer of ViroLogic, Inc., Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Operations for Novare Surgical Systems, Inc., and as a consultant and auditor for Deloitte & Touche LLP.

Ms. Wilson is a Certified Public Accountant and received a B.S. in Business from the University of California, Berkeley.

“With two candidates expected to enter the clinic in 2021 following a successful IPO, I am thrilled to join LAVA’s Board,” Ms. Wilson said. “I am very excited about the potential of the LAVA platform to potentially transform the cancer treatment landscape. I look forward to working with the rest of the Board and management team to build on LAVA’s success and optimize the value of its unique gamma-delta T cell engager platform in oncology.”

Latest Posts

Learn More




Our Sister Publication

Medical Device News Magazine