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Panel Speaker

Lisette Acevedo, PhD

Senior Director of Clinical Development, Equillium, Inc.


Dr. Acevedo completed her BS at UC San Diego in Biochemistry and Cell Biology, received her PhD in Pharmacology from Yale, and completed her post-doctoral training at the UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center. She also obtained an MBA from the Rady School of Management at UC San Diego. She has extensive experience in the biotech industry, and clinical development. After her post-doctoral training, she transitioned to clinical scientist positions at Lumena Pharmaceuticals and Patara Pharma. She then served as Director of Clinical Science at Orexigen Therapeutics and Arena Pharmaceuticals. Most recently, Lisette is the Senior Director of Clinical Development at Equillium, Inc. and oversees the acute Graft versus Host Disease program.