Claudia Montiel Equihua
Transduction Sciences Team Leader (Investigator), Stevenage, UK
How would you describe your role?
The remit of my team is to look at ways of improving genetic modification of primary cells using viral vectors and other non-viral approaches. I am also the drug substance workstream lead for one of our rare diseases assets and as such I coordinate the technical writing of scientific advice documents and other activities related to the commercialisation of the asset.
What do you like about your role?
My role is always new and challenging. I am able to use knowledge acquired through my previous experience and at the same time learn how a medicinal product evolves from its earlier stages all the way into a commercial product.
What do you like about working at GSK or in Cell & Gene Therapy (CGT)?
I have worked in CGT in the past, but what makes working in the field at GSK great is the unique opportunity of making the CGT products into commercially available products, and through that making them available to more patients that need them. I believe I can make a difference in patients’ lives through my work as part of this team.
How would you describe the culture in CGT?
It is a friendly environment, and at the same time intellectually stimulating. All members are passionate about making good quality CGT products available for the patients that need them.
How would you describe the opportunities at GSK or in CGT?
The CGT Unit is a team in expansion, so there are plenty of opportunities to grow and contribute. Take a look and see what career opportunities there are!