Teemu Junttila - Principal Scientist, Translational Oncology

Teemu Junttila

Principal Scientist, Translational Oncology

Years at Genentech

I joined Genentech in 2006, initially as a post doctoral fellow. I transitioned to leading a research team in 2010. What attracted me to Genentech the most, and still does, is the unique opportunity to be involved in a drug discovery project from concept all the way to clinical development. The immediate proximity between discovery scientists and clinical scientists allows for unique synergy - my research can be rapidly guided by clinical signals without delay, which I find extremely motivating and rewarding. My role is to lead large molecule biology research that translates new antibody engineering technologies into oncology therapeutics. Currently, we are focusing on bispecific antibodies that can be used to redirect T cells to attack tumors.

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