Erik Chelius, PhD


Erik Chelius serves as a Scientific Advisor for Aktis Oncology. Erik spent more than 20 years working in both the development and manufacturing divisions of Eli Lilly & Co., where he contributed to the production chemistry and manufacture of products such as Gemzar®, Evista®, Alimta®, and Cialis®. In 2012 he joined Endocyte, Inc., as the Vice President of Chemistry, Manufacturing, and Control where he played a key role in developing and securing the Phase 3 clinical trial supply chain for Lu-PSMA-617. He has been an independent consultant since Novartis purchased Endocyte in 2019. Erik holds a PhD in Physical Organic Chemistry from Northwestern University.