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Deena Maurer, PhD

Translational and Regulatory Affairs Scientist Fellow

Translational and Regulatory


Deena Maurer, PhD, is a Translational and Regulatory Affairs Scientist Fellow in the Translational Medicine and Regulatory Affairs departments. She works directly with the Vice President of Translational Research and Regulatory Affairs, Theresa LaVallee, PhD. She focuses on identifying and investigating biomarkers of response to anti-PD-1 treatment in the pancreatic cancer setting. Deena’s work contributes directly to the REVOLUTION pancreatic platform study.

Prior to joining PICI, Maurer obtained her PhD in Microbiology and Immunology from the University of Pittsburgh, where she worked in the laboratories of Dr. Lisa H. Butterfield and Dr. Walter J. Storkus. Her thesis work involved the identification and analysis of important signaling pathways and critical molecules that correlate with favorable clinical outcomes observed in late-stage melanoma patients from a recent adenovirus-based dendritic cell vaccine trial.

Maurer has also received her Master of Science in Biotechnology from Johns Hopkins University, completed a post-baccalaureate fellowship at the NIH studying somatic mutations in endometrial cancer, and received her Bachelor of Science from Marywood University.