Company: Atara Biotherapeutics
Job title: Vice President and Head of Preclinical Science and Translational Medicine
Blake T. Aftab, PhD is Vice President and Head of Preclinical Science and Translational Medicine at Atara Biotherapeutics. Dr. Aftab leads cell therapy discovery, research, and translational evaluation for off-the-shelf cell therapies covering oncology, infectious disease, and autoimmune conditions. He has over 15 years experience in academic, biotech and pharmaceutical industries developing multiple therapeutic modalities including small molecule, biologics, antibody-drug conjugates and cell therapies. He conducted his doctoral training in Pharmacology and Drug Development at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and received his Bachelors in Pharmacology and Drug Discovery from The University of California, Santa Barbara.