Deborah Law

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Deborah Law

Deborah Law

VP Research Infectious Diseases

Janssen R&D

Why I'm a JPAL

Interested in using my experience in both large pharma and biotech to help small companies progress and succeed.

Bio

Over 25 years experience in both large pharma and biotech with a focus on driving preclinical programs from target discovery through transition to the clinic. Emphasis on Biologics as therapeutics in the immunology and oncology space. C-level experience as CSO at Jounce Therapeutics (Immuno-oncology biotech) and Ablynx (Biologics platform company) including IPO and SPO activities. Served as VP of Biologics then VP of Immuno-oncology at Merck helping to facilitate the approval of pembrolizumab (anti-PD-1) and overseeing the immuno-oncology discovery pipeline. VP at PDL Biopharma overseeing immunology and oncology and involved in progressing elotuzumab (anti-CS-1) from bench to clinic. Trained as an immunologist.

Quote

"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes" 

Oscar Wilde

Fun fact:

I love zombie books and movies (but not the Walking Dead!)