Snehal Naik

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Snehal Naik

Associate Director

Janssen

Why I'm a JPAL

When patients win we all win! If you are developing a cell, gene or advanced therapy product I want to help you get it to the patient.

Bio

Snehal brings a confluence of early discovery, innovation and scientific expertise to her current role Associate Director and North America regulatory liaison supporting cell and gene therapies, microbiome and vaccines at Janssen. With a penchant for exploring the unexplored, she has led biology programs at both Pfizer’s Centers for Therapeutic Innovation and Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen Incubator. Snehal holds an AB-MA in Biology from Bryn Mawr College and a Ph.D. in Molecular Genetics and Genomics from Washington University in St. Louis. She staffs the regulatory committee, genome editing and gene therapy sections of the Alliance for Regenerative Medicine, and is an active member of the American Society of Gene & Cell Therapy and New York Academy of Sciences. A passionate advocate for women in STEM, she serves as a mentor for the Global STEM alliance and writes a networking blog on Johnson & Johnson's creative engagement platform.

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"If you want to leave footprints in the sand of time, do not drag your feet"

Fun fact:

I grew up in Mumbai,India and only had running water at home for 4 hours a day- 2 in the morning and 2 in the evening!