Pamela Garzone, Ph.D. — Exceptional Woman in Biotechnology

San Carlos, CA — Pamela Garzone, Ph.D., is being recognized by Continental Who’s Who as an Exceptional Woman in Biotechnology for her distinguished career in the Medical Research field and in acknowledgment of her outstanding work as Chief Development Officer at Anixa Biosciences, Inc.

In her current role as Chief Development Officer at Anixa Biosciences, Inc., Ms. Garzone specializes in clinical trials in immunology and cancer. Headquartered in San Jose, CA, Anixa is a biotechnology company focused on treating and preventing cancer and infectious diseases. She has been in her current position since September 2021.

Anixa’s therapeutics portfolio includes a cancer immunotherapy program that uses a novel type of CAR-T, known as chimeric endocrine receptor T-cell (CER-T) technology, and a COVID-19 therapeutics program focused on inhibiting certain viral protein functions. Anixa’s vaccine portfolio consists of technology focused on the immunization against specific “retired” proteins associated with breast cancer, specifically triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) and ovarian cancer. Retired proteins are proteins expressed at certain times in life and are no longer expressed in healthy people. Anixa continually examines emerging technologies in complementary fields for further development and commercialization.

In pursuit of higher education, Ms. Garzone attended the University of Pittsburgh and obtained her Ph.D. in Clinical Research in the late 1980s. Since establishing her career, she has received the University of Pittsburgh Distinguished Alumni Award and published works, including an updated chapter on clinical pharmacology.

Among her professional memberships and affiliations, Ms. Garzone is a member of the Society of Immunology and Cancer, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), and Women in Bioscience.

Ms. Garzone attributes her success to her love of research, setting clinical trials, and training and mentoring others. Her perseverance, hard work, and passion for the profession have all been essential. She considers her most significant career accomplishment to have been a great success for the people she has hired and mentored (including C-Suite positions). Looking ahead, Ms. Garzone hopes to mentor and coach others while expanding her professional network and obtaining a seat on the Board of Directors.

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