Deputy Director

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Dr. Lea brings over 25-years’ experience in research and development, operations, intellectual property management, and business development roles within the educational, health care, environmental, and private sectors. He has proven expertise in sourcing, creating, and maximizing revenue through the utilization of strategic partnerships and innovative programs. His track record of converting complex issues to fundamentals, creating blueprints for action, and implementing systems that guarantee measurable results are key skills that make Dr. Lea uniquely qualified to develop the CureWorks effort, creating a replicable model for future immuno-oncological translational research in investigational drug development.