Director of Scientific Integration

Rimas Orentas, PhD, photo

Dr. Orentas received his PhD from the Department of Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences of The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. While there he held post-doctoral and Research Associate positions in the Oncology Center, followed by a 12-year academic career at the Medical College of Wisconsin, where he rose to rank of Associate Professor with a primary appointment in the Department of Pediatrics, Section of Hematology-Oncology. He also held appointments in the Department of Medicine and the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics.

Dr. Orentas has extensive experience in CAR T-based immunotherapy approaches to cancer therapy, and in addition to his role at CureWorks, he is a Principal Investigator in the Immunology Integration Hub of the Seattle Children’s Research Institute. Prior to his role at CureWorks, he was Scientific Director of Lentigen Technology, Inc., a Miltenyi Biotec company, and served as an Associate Scientist in the Pediatric Oncology Branch of the National Cancer Institute.