Theresa O’Keefe joined Ingenia Therapeutics in 2022. Previously she had her own consulting firm, Silladar Consulting LLC, where she assisted multiple small companies, including Elicio Therapeutics, ONEighty C Technologies and Premas Biotech, develop their biotherapeutics and medical devices. Over the years she has worked for a number of biopharma and pharmaceutical companies including Pfizer, Critical Therapeutics and Millennium/Takeda where she created and led multiple antibody development groups and programs. During her time at Millennium, she invented nLDP02 that went on to be approved as Entyvio, Takeda’s antibody for Crohn’s and UC, as well as its high expression manufacturing system. Her postdoctoral training and early academic career were spent at the MRC-Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK, where she trained under Michael Neuberger and Caesar Milstein. Theresa currently teaches a class in biotherapeutic drug development at UMASS Medical School and is an inventor on over 30 issued patents and has 15 publications including multiple Tier 1 publications.
Theresa obtained an A.B. cum laude in Biochemistry and Biological Sciences from Mount Holyoke College, a M.S. in Veterinary Physiology from Purdue University and a Ph.D. in Immunology from Tufts University’s Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.