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Roland Scholz



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Roland Scholz

Principal Scientist External Innovation DPDS

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Why I'm a JPAL

Joining a team of entrepreneurs on their challenging journey from early stage innovation to a clinically relevant platform is an exciting opportunity – both from a learning and a mentoring perspective.


I joined Janssen 2016 as a discovery scientist in immuno-oncology. Since then various roles in RnD and External Innovation. Currently, Principal Scientist in the External Innovation Team within Janssen DPDS (Discovery, Product Development and Supply) with focus on cell therapies, particularly cell engineering / gene editing. Prior to joining Janssen I completed my studies in biochemistry at the University of Regensburg and the University of Colorado at Boulder and obtained my Ph.D. from ETH Zurich. I was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, working at the interface of microbiology, cell biology and immunology.


"The value of an idea lies in the using of it."

- Thomas A. Edison

Fun fact:

I played soccer with monks at 3600 m altitude.