JENNIFER E. TOWNE, PH.D.
Jennifer E. Towne, Ph.D. is Vice President, Immunology Discovery at Janssen Research & Development, where she applies her scientific expertise to generate an industry-leading Discovery and Early Development Immunology portfolio. Her oversight spans rheumatology, gastroenterology, and interleukin (IL)-23-related diseases, as well as the scientific pillars of innate and adaptive immunity and tissue mechanisms.
In her previous role at Janssen Research & Development, Jennifer was responsible for Discovery efforts in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) on the West Coast and, shortly after, took over global responsibility for IBD Discovery.
Prior to joining Janssen, Jennifer served in various roles at Amgen where she led the development and implementation of Amgen’s IBD research strategy. She has extensive expertise in the IL-23, IL-17 and IL-1 family of proteins and has supervised both large and small molecule programs in both IBD and psoriasis.
Jennifer completed her doctoral degree in the Department of Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry, and Microbiology at the University of Cincinnati School of Medicine. She completed her post-doctoral fellowship at Immunex where she investigated the role of novel IL-1 family members in physiology and pathophysiology.