Dr. Thirumoorthy has 19 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, including in cell therapies, with expertise in technical operations, chemistry, Manufacturing and Control (CMC), quality control and quality assurance/compliance. Before joining Neogene as Vice President of Technical Operations, she spent six years at Kite Pharma, where she most recently served as Executive Director, Cell Therapy Operations Team Lead, Process Development. Prior to Kite Pharma, she was Principal, Quality Control and Assurance, at Quality Systems Solutions. She also held positions in quality assurance and control at Obagi Medical Products Inc. and LEVLAD LLC. She began her career in biopharma as a Senior Scientist/Group Leader, Research & Development, at PPD Development. Dr. Thirumoorthy earned a B.Sc. in chemistry from the University of Madras in India, an M.S. and Ph.D. in chemistry from the Indian Institute of Technology in Madras, and was a Post-Doctoral Research Associate at the University of Illinois in Chicago and Urbana.