Company: Kite, a Gilead Company
Job title: Senior Director, Quality Assurance, Site Qualification
Valeria Judkowski is the Senior Director, Quality Assurance, Site Qualification at Kite, a Gilead Company. In this role, she oversees the European regional team responsible of the commercial qualification of apheresis and treatment centers to work with Yescarta®, one of the first CAR T therapies to be developed, manufactured and commercialized. Prior to Kite, Valeria oversaw the areas of technology transfer, GMP manufacturing and quality control for a phase III autologous dendritic cell based therapy as part of the Immunocellular Therapeutics Ltd pipeline in Europe. In previous years, Valeria was an Assistant Professor in Immunology at The Torrey Pines Institute for Molecular Studies, La Jolla, California. She focused most of her scientific career on the field of Antigen Discovery, working mainly on the regulation of the T cell immune response for the development and evaluation of active immunotherapies in Oncology and Autoimmunity. Valeria studied at the University of Sciences of Buenos Aires, Argentina, from which she received a Master Degree in Molecular Biology and a PhD in Immunology.