Sarah McWhirter

Sarah McWhirter

Company: Aduro Biotech

Job title: Executive Director, Research and Translational Medicine

Bio:

Sarah McWhirter serves as Executive Director of Research and Translational Medicine at Aduro Biotech.  Dr. McWhirter has more than 20 years of combined experience in biochemistry, immunology and oncology in both academic and industrial settings. She earned her Ph.D. in Molecular and Cell Biology at University of California, Berkeley in the laboratory of Dr. Tom Alber.  She performed postdoctoral work at Harvard University in the laboratory of Dr. Tom Maniatis studying novel host innate immune signaling pathways.  Over the last several years she has focused her efforts on developing novel therapeutics to treat cancer and autoimmune diseases and currently oversees both the research and early clinical development efforts at Aduro Biotech. 

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