Dr. Pamela Holland is an experienced cancer biologist with a proven track record of successfully discovering and progressing multiple pre-clinical therapeutics into clinical development. Prior to joining Alpine, Dr. Holland served as Vice President, Cancer Biology at Surface Oncology (NASDAQ:SURF), overseeing biology and immunology research. During her tenure she played key roles in developing the Surface pipeline, driving multiple pre-clinical programs into phase 1, as well as the establishment of an early strategic partnership with Novartis and more recently with GSK. Prior to joining Surface, Dr. Holland held roles of increasing responsibility in oncology research at Amgen, working extensively on TNF-receptor superfamily members including death-receptor agonists. Members of her team were instrumental in the development of multiple discovery programs for cancer immunotherapy.
Dr. Holland received her bachelor’s degree from the University of California, San Diego, and her doctorate degree in biochemistry from the University of Washington/Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in the lab of Dr. Jonathan Cooper. Prior to entering graduate school, she worked at Cetus Corporation in Emeryville, California, where she was a key contributor to the development of TaqMan™. She is a co-inventor on all TaqMan patents and was the lead author on the first publication describing TaqMan in 1991.