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Samantha Liang, PhD

Alliance and Collaboration Lead

Business Development


Samantha Liang, PhD, currently serves as the Alliance and Collaboration Lead at PICI. She works to build and manage diverse partnerships with key pharma/biotech/technology companies, academia, other nonprofits, and our member researchers – all in support of PICI’s mission to approach cancer research in innovative ways that wouldn’t happen without the collaborative efforts of all parties.

Dr. Liang is responsible for engaging with PICI’s existing and potential collaborators, and managing its partner relationships to ensure alliance programs proceed as planned and to a successful conclusion. Additionally, she is the Scientific Program Lead for several of PICI’s collaborative scientific programs and multi-center consortia focused on advancing immunotherapy for cancer patients. These projects include RADIOHEAD, AEROSMITH, BRUCE, and the PICI-Nanostring Cell Therapy Consortium.

Prior to PICI, Dr. Liang was a senior scientist at Abbvie, where she was a Discovery Lead for pre-clinical and clinical programs in Immuno-Oncology. She received her PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the UCSF and B.S. in Bioengineering from UC Berkeley.