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20th Global Congress on Biotechnology

London, UK

David Rabuka

David Rabuka

Catalent Biologics, USA

Title: Developing site-specifi cally modifi ed ADCs using a chemoenzymatic approach

Biography

Biography: David Rabuka

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David Rabuka received a PhD in Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley as a Chevron Fellow in the Lab of Carolyn Bertozzi. His research included developing
and applying the SMARTagTM platform technology to cell surface modifi cation. Prior to joining Bertozzi’s lab, he worked at the Burnham Institute synthesizing complex
glycans followed by Optimer Pharmaceuticals, where he focused on the development of glycan and macrolide based antibiotics. He was CSO, President and Co-founder
of Redwood Bioscience, where he developed novel protein conjugation methods and biotherapeutic applications such as antibody-drug conjugates. Redwood Bioscience
was acquired by Catalent Pharma Solutions in Oct 2014, where he has continued to apply the SMARTagTM technology with various collaborators and partners as a Global
Head of R&D. He graduated with a Double Honors BS in Chemistry and Biochemistry from the University of Saskatchewan, where he received the Dean’s Science Award,
and holds an MS in Chemistry From the University of Alberta. He has authored over 45 major publications, as well as numerous book chapters and holds over 30 patents.