Senior Director, Platform Innovation
Johnson & Johnson Innovation
Beth is Senior Director of Platform Innovation at Johnson & Johnson Innovation, California. She is an experienced pharmaceutical innovator with many years of strategic and operational leadership in creating and applying technologies that overcome technical and business barriers. Formerly with Janssen R&D, Beth led global cross-disciplinary functions working from late discovery through development and commercialization with a focus on drug delivery and drug + device combination products. Beth has also led R&D teams to develop therapeutics for cancer and autoimmune disease. At Systemix /Novartis she held functional and project leadership roles in somatic stem cell and gene therapies. She began her industrial career developing antibody-based diagnostics at Syva Co.Beth earned her BA in Medical Technology at Augustana College, her PhD in Microbiology at Columbia University, and completed her post-doctoral studies in the Stanford Department of Structural Biology.