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Gabriela Ispas



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Gabriela Ispas

Associate Director

Janssen R&D BE

Why I'm a JPAL

Innovation is the engine of continuous progress. Love to see how small ideas could become reality and make this world a better place.


I joined Janssen 15y ago as Clinical Scientist, being involved in Early development direct antiviral programs (Simeprevir, Rilpivirine LA, Prezista, TMC-353) and antiviral assessments in preclinical efficacy models. During my Translational medicine assignment, I had the opportunity to be the scientific lead for the Translational Medicine RSV Natural history studies, generating foundational evidence to support the RSV clinical development strategy and the Respiratory DAS imperatives. With a continuous interest in innovation, I had the chance to be part of a team that pioneered the ideation and profiling of digital technology tools (mobile applications, biosensors) as potential enablers for early respiratory disease intercept and objective disease monitoring. In quality of Janssen-PEPAL alumni, I coordinated a master degree Health System Strengthening research project in Uganda. Currently, I am the Scientific lead for the ARGOS project (Adult Respiratory Global Outpatient Study). Prior to joining Janssen, I earned my PhD at Vrije Universiteit Brussel, in the field of Genomic Stability and was an Assistant professor at Babes-Bolyai University, Romania.


“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”

- Martin Luther King Jr.

Fun fact:

My favorite beer is a dark one, called "Quintine"