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Kristin DeFife, Ph.D

Vice President, Biologics

Kristin DeFife joined Althea in May 2012 and serves as the Vice President of Biologics.


Dr. DeFife has over 16 years of successful leadership and biologics development and manufacturing experience in the biotechnology industry. Prior to joining Althea, Dr. DeFife served as the VP of Operations at PacificGMP, a biologics contract manufacturing organization. Prior to her tenure at PacificGMP, she held the position of VP of Research and Development at MediVas, LLC as well as scientific positions at Immusol Inc. and CyThera and was engaged in the development of therapeutic recombinant biologics.


Dr. DeFife received her Ph.D. in Pathology from Case Western Reserve University and a B.S. in Biological Sciences, Magna Cum Laude, from Quincy College.

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