Dane Wittrup, PhD


Dane Wittrup serves as a Scientific Advisor for Aktis Oncology. Dane is the Carbon P. Dubbs Professor of Chemical Engineering and Biological Engineering at the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where his research is focused on engineering of biopharmaceutical proteins by directed evolution, and development of pharmacological design principles for immunotherapies for cancer. He recently coauthored a comprehensive textbook on kinetic analyses in biological systems, titled “Quantitative Fundamentals in Molecular and Cellular Bioengineering,” and is a recipient of the AlChE Colburn Award as well as an inductee of the National Academy of Engineering.  Among other previous entrepreneurial activities, Dane co-founded Adimab, Inc. in 2007 and served as the company’s Chief Scientific Officer for 10 years. Dane holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Caltech and performed his post-doctoral research at Amgen.