Ulrich Ernst, PhD

Ulrich Ernst, PhD

Position: EVP, Technical Operations

Ulrich Ernst, PhD, joins ProKidney from Iovance Biotherapeutics, where he most recently served as Senior Vice President of Technical Operations and where he helped gain FDA approval of a first-in-class TIL (tumor infiltrating lymphocyte) cell therapy product for treatment of solid tumors.  Before joining Iovance, he served as COO and SVP Technical Operations at Amunix Operating Inc, a development-stage company engaged in the application of a novel half-life extension platform over a wide array of biotherapeutic products, including clotting factors, endocrinal therapeutics and immuno-oncology products. In earlier roles, he has served as manufacturing site head at Cytovance Biologics and at Alexion.

Mr. Ernst holds a Bachelors degree in chemical engineering from University of Minnesota and a PhD in chemical engineering with an emphasis in bioengineering from Lehigh University. He is widely published and holder of two patents.