Dr Lauren Ely is a Senior Principal Scientist at Pfizer’s Centers for Therapeutic Innovation (CTI) in San Francisco, CA. Lauren joined the CTI group in 2011 where she was initially focused on leading the protein engineering efforts for several large molecule drug discovery programs. Lauren’s current role within CTI is as a research project leader working in collaboration with academic investigators and Pfizer colleagues to co-develop biotherapeutics. Prior to joining CTI, Lauren was a post-doctoral fellow in the Departments of Structural Biology, and Molecular and Cellular Physiology at Stanford University. Lauren completed her doctoral studies in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Monash University in Melbourne Australia, and holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) from The University of Melbourne.