Mamta Kalra, PhD

Pharma Panel

Job Title: Director, Department of Chemistry, Manufacture and Control (CMC)


Current Employer: Immatics US Inc.


Education:

  • Postdoctoral training, Center for Cell and Gene Therapy, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

  • Ph.D. Immunology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, INDIA

  • M.S. Medical Biotechnology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, INDIA

  • B.S. Biology & Chemistry, M.C.M.D.A.V College for Women, Panjab University, Chandigarh, INDIA


Bio:

After completing my doctoral research in TB vaccine development in India, I moved to United States and transitioned from the field of Infectious disease Immunology to Cancer Immunology. During my initial postdoctoral years, I studied the immunomodulatory role of estrogen in HCV-related liver cancer at Center for Health Sciences, Oklahoma State University. Subsequently, I got an opportunity to join Dr Stephan Gottschalk’s lab at the Center for Cell and Gene Therapy, Baylor College of Medicine. Here, the primary focus of my research was adoptive T-cell therapy for treatment of Epstein Barr Virus positive malignancies. However, my involvement gradually expanded to other clinical trials including Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR) T cells against solid tumors. This training equipped me with highly useful skills and experience in the field of cancer immunotherapy and helped me earn a Sr Scientist position at Immatics, a TCR-T cell therapy. Since my joining in April 2016, I have grown in my role and responsibilities at Immatics and presently serve as a Director in CMC department. In my current role, I have a privilege to lead a group of scientists and research associates and work closely with clinical and regulatory teams for developing autologous and allogeneic T-cell products.

Most useful skill sets acquired from/for your field:

  • Prioritization and planning

  • Decision-making

  • Working in cross-functional teams


What I love most about my job:

Pioneering therapies with a group of exceptional people who work together with great passion and responsibility to fulfill our mission of delivering the power of T cells to cancer patients.


Contact information:

Email: Mamta.Kalra@immatics.com,

LinkedIn Profile: www.linkedin.com/in/mamta-kalra-37245330/

 

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