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Matthew Truppo, Ph.D.



Matt Truppo, Ph.D., is Vice President and Head of Biologics Discovery (BD) within Janssen BioTherapeutics (JBIO), Janssen Research & Development. He leads a global team of scientists who are focused on discovering and engineering high quality, differentiated lead therapeutic biologic candidates that can be progressed into Janssen’s development pipeline. In addition, Matt is responsible for leading the BD organization in the development of new technologies and leads for gene delivery vehicles, cell therapy mechanisms, protein therapeutics, antibodies and antibody-based multi-specific molecules.

Matt previously worked for Merck & Co., serving as Executive Director, Head of Chemical Biotechnologies and Global Structural Sciences. His pharmaceutical industry experience spans a variety of roles across the entire space of drug discovery, development and manufacturing in both large and small molecule arenas. He has served on the following international boards and consortia: the Centre of Excellence for Biocatalysis, Biotransformations and Biocatalytic Manufacture; the BBSRC Network in Discovery, Development and Application; the International Consortium for Innovation and Quality; and the Singapore Economic Development Board Center of Excellence for Pharmaceutical Manufacturing. He has given more than 30 invited international lectures including the 2016 Kohout Distinguished Lectureship in Applied Chemistry, the 2013 Baker Lectureship, and the 2012 Excellence in Catalysis Award. Matt has authored more than 40 publications including eleven book chapters and is an inventor on 15 patents.

Matt earned his B.S.E. degree in Chemical Engineering and certificate in Engineering Biology from Princeton University. He obtained his Ph.D. in Chemistry in 2009 from the University of Manchester working at the Manchester Institute of Biotechnology.