Friday, September 30, 2022

561.316.3330

Biotechnology News Magazine

LabCentral Appoints Dr. Jo Viney to its 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.

LabCentral, a network of premier laboratory and co-working facilities for high-potential biotech start-ups, today announced the appointment of Dr. Jo Viney to its Board of Directors.

With extensive experience in biophysics, immunology, and molecular biology, Dr. Viney brings expertise in autoimmune research and development, biotech entrepreneurship as well as a commitment to providing more opportunities for women in leadership positions and greater diversity in the biotech industry.

Dr. Viney currently serves as the founder, president, and chief scientific officer at Pandion Therapeutics, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Merck, known as MSD outside the United States and Canada.

Prior to founding Pandion, Dr. Viney most recently served as Biogen’s Senior Vice President of Drug Discovery. Earlier in her career she was Amgen’s Executive Director for Inflammation Research and was the Director of Autoimmunity and Inflammation Research at Immunex prior to its acquisition by Amgen. In addition, she serves on the Board of Directors for Harpoon Therapeutics and Finch Therapeutics Group, as well as the Scientific Advisory Board at HotSpot Therapeutics. An advocate for diversity in the STEM field, Dr. Viney was also on the board and president of the non-profit, WEST (Women in the Enterprise of Science and Technology), which aims to help women reach their full potential early in their career.

“While I’m extremely proud of the teams and companies I’ve helped build and advancing autoimmunity research and development, I feel a tremendous responsibility to use my experience and position to educate, support and develop the next generation of biotech and life sciences leaders,” said Dr. Viney. “As a LabCentral resident, I saw firsthand the power of its community to accelerate scientific breakthroughs and build a more inclusive and diverse workforce so I’m excited to take a more active role through its board to shape the future of biotech in Kendall Square and beyond.”

On LabCentral’s board, Dr. Viney joins Dr. Susan Windham-Bannister, CEO of Biomedical Growth Strategies and former CEO of the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center; Dr. Steve Tregay, chair of the LabCentral board and founder and former CEO of Forma Therapeutics; John Harthorne, managing director at Two Lanterns Venture Partners and founder of MassChallenge; Peter Parker, co-founder of LabCentral; and Dr. Johannes Fruehauf, co-founder and president of LabCentral.

“As we continue to expand the LabCentral network – in terms of new facilities like LabCentral 238 and our LabCentral Ignite initiative to expand the talent base for biotech– our mission remains the same: to help create the next generation of powerhouse biotech companies with the space and resources they need to nurture breakthrough ideas,” said Johannes Fruehauf, co-founder and president of LabCentral. “Our board plays a key role in guiding and advising our growth, strategy and programs so we’re excited to welcome Jo back to LabCentral and tap her expertise in drug discovery, biotech entrepreneurship and creating more opportunities for women and minorities in biotech.”

Dr. Viney received her BSc in Biophysics at the University of East London and her PhD in Immunology at the University of London (St Bartholomew’s Hospital Medical School). She went on to conduct a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the Imperial Cancer Research Fund (now Cancer Research UK), followed by a second Postdoctoral fellowship at Genentech.

Latest Posts

Learn More

spot_img

Subscribe

spot_img

Our Sister Publication

Medical Device News Magazine