Jed J.W. Wiltzius, PhD

 
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Jed J.W. Wiltzius, PhD

Director of Molecular Bio and Protein Engineering

Dr. Jed Wiltzius leads the Molecular Biology and Protein Engineering group at ElevateBio. With over a decade of industry experience in oncology therapeutic discovery, Jed has facilitated the advancement of programs from concept to the clinic. Prior to ElevateBio, as an Associate Director of Research Jed designed many of Kite’s portfolio and partnered programs and helped build Kite Pharma from twenty to over a thousand employees. He was part of the oncology target discovery group at Amgen, studied DNA repair/recombination at Memorial Sloan-Kettering, and solved the x-ray crystal structure of Erbitux while at Imclone Systems.

Jed is a named inventor on 11 published patents. He received his B.S. in Biochemistry at the University of Wisconsin, Madison and his Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in the laboratory of David Eisenberg at UCLA.