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Christen DiPetrillo

Head of Intellectual Property



Christen DiPetrillo serves as Head of Intellectual Property at PICI.

Prior to PICI, Dr. DiPetrillo was Senior Director of IP at Vir Biotechnology, having spent almost five years there collaborating cross-functionally to support the company and its IP portfolio through the company’s growth from 120 to more than 500 employees, a successful IPO and global launch of its first blockbuster therapeutic. Prior to Vir, Dr. DiPetrillo was with the Patents and Innovations practice group at Wilson Sonsini, advising early stage life science companies and venture capital firms in a variety of strategic patent matters with a focus on the CRISPR, gene-editing and CAR-T and antibody engineering fields. Before her legal career, she worked as a scientist performing synthetic biology at a start-up after completing a joint post-doc in infectious diseases at Harvard Medical School, Boston Children’s Hospital and MIT.

Dr. DiPetrillo earned her PhD in biological sciences from Dartmouth College and her law degree from the Santa Clara University School of Law, with a focus on intellectual property and corporate law.