Iulia Diaconu, Ph.D.

Sr. Director, Immunotherapy

About Iulia

Iulia is responsible for leading ElevateBio’s translational immunotherapy programs and developing second generation product candidates.

Prior to ElevateBio, Iulia was Associate Director of Immunotherapy and was responsible for preclinical development of immunotherapy CAR/TCR T cell products for various Oncology indications. She completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine/ Center for Cell and Gene therapy developing CAR T cell and virus specific T cell products for hematological cancers.


Education & Accomplishments
Iulia has a BS in Chemistry and an MSc in Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology from Babes-Bolyai University, Romania, and a PhD in Pharmacology from the University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Iuliu Hatieganu,” Romania, focusing on prognostic and diagnostic markers for endometriosis and ovarian cancer. She also holds a PhD in Medicine from University of Helsinki, Finland, where she studied the efficacy and safety of oncolytic virus therapies.

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