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Alfred Tonelli



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Alfred Tonelli

Head External Innovation GPH R&D

Janssen R&D US

Why I'm a JPAL

I like looking at and understanding new innovative approaches to solving problems and meeting the people that bring these ideas forward. I hope to bring some of my experience and connections to help where possible.


Many years in 4 Pharma companies where I initially functioned as a Senior level Functional Leader in Tox, PK, ADME, CMC and Clinical Pharmacology. Headed Early Development in Janssen's first External Innovation Department, CDTL in IDV. Brought multiple compounds from Discovery through to registration. Currently seek new programs for Global Public Health R&D


"Although we all feel we are easily and naturally receptive to the new (ideas), it is in fact the opposite. The mind likes a strange idea as little as the body likes a strange protein and resists it with similar energy: the new idea may be the most powerful antigen known to man. I have no doubt that the last sentence has already met with repudiation showing how quickly the defense mechanism gets to work"

- "The New Idea as an Antigen" by Wilfred Trotter, paraphrased

Fun fact:

Obsessive about motorcycles, cars, boats, kids, lakes, dogs, Northern Tuscany, Liguria and my family. Used to have a lot more hair. Not too encumbered by reality.