Dr. Jeffrey Ulmer
Global Head, External Research
Dr. Jeffrey Ulmer received his BSc with honors from the Department of Chemistry at the University of Regina and was the recipient of the Merit Award of the Society of Chemical Industry of Canada. He received his PhD in biochemistry from McGill University and completed his postdoctoral training in the laboratory of Nobel laureate Dr. George Palade in the Department of Cell Biology at Yale University School of Medicine. At Merck Research Laboratories and Chiron Corporation he conducted seminal studies on DNA vaccines, and novel vaccine adjuvants and delivery systems. He has published ~200 scientific articles, and is on the editorial boards of Expert Opinion on Biological Therapy, Human Vaccines, and Expert Review of Vaccines. He is currently Global Head of External Research at Novartis Vaccines, responsible for identification and assessment of new opportunities for collaborative research.