Wendy Liang

CONSULTANT

Extensive and diverse experience with cellular therapy process development strategy, planning, and execution.

About Wendy

Wendy joined Dark Horse Consulting in 2021, bringing over 4 years of experience in the cell therapy industry. Her primary expertise is in process/platform design and optimization of T-cell therapies for phase I and pivotal phase manufacturing.

Wendy’s immunology career started at the Louis Picker Lab, located in the Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute at the Oregon Health & Science University. She developed her passion for immunology while supporting the Picker Lab’s HIV vaccine research and their flow cytometry core.

Wendy joined Juno Therapeutics (now Bristol Myers Squibb) in 2016. She spent her time there focusing on process development of CAR-T and TCR-based cell therapies. In her most recent role, Wendy led process development for a TCR-based cell therapy at BMS. She was responsible for delivering a novel and robust platform process that incorporated new technologies, reagents, and process targets through the design and execution of statistically-powered multi-donor studies. Wendy also has extensive experience authoring process development plans, batch records, and reports in support of process transfer to cGMP manufacturing.

In addition to traditional process development work, Wendy enjoys analytical development projects. She has experience developing bioassays for raw materials testing as well as analysis and execution of flow cytometry experiments for product characterization.

EXAMPLES OF RECENT WORK

  • Optimized and incorporated novel reagents into cell therapy manufacturing platform.
  • Collaborated with CMO to package novel reagent for use in closed cellular therapy manufacturing process.
  • Designed raw material stability studies with internal quality and external CDMO teams.
  • Designed screening and optimization experiments using Design of Experiments for process/platform development.

PAST EXPERIENCE

Juno Therapeutics/BMS
Associate Scientist, Process Development

Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute at OHSU
Research Assistant, Picker Lab

EDUCATION

University of California, Berkeley
B.A. Integrative Biology

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