Dr. Wayne R. Gombotz brings 30 years of experience providing technical and administrative direction of clinical and commercial manufacturing operations, process development, and process validation functions. Prior to joining Alpine, he was previously Chief Development Officer at Immune Design from 2011-2018 and responsible for all CMC activities advancing several immuno-oncology products from bench to pivotal clinical trials. He has served as Vice President Pharmaceutical Operations at Omeros Corporation, where he was responsible for product development and manufacturing. He also held senior roles at Corixa Corporation, where he built and led a team championing immunotherapeutic products, and Amgen (formerly Immunex), where he played a major role in the development and launch of ENBREL®. Dr. Gombotz currently serves as an Advisory Board Member for the University of Washington’s Department of Bioengineering and was a recent recipient of the University of Washington College of Engineering’s 2019 Diamond Award for Distinguished Achievement in Industry.
Dr. Gombotz received his PhD and MS in Bioengineering from the University of Washington and his BA in biology from Colby College.