Dr Quaratino has over 20 years' experience in clinical development and immunology research. Sonia joined Kymab from Novartis, where she served as Global Clinical Program Leader - Translational Clinical Oncology, responsible for the clinical development of proprietary therapeutic antibody programmes in immuno-oncology.
Prior to her role with Novartis, Dr Quaratino was Senior Medical Director and Immunology Advisor at Merck Serono, where she was responsible for the clinical development of various immunomodulators. Dr Quaratino has an extensive professional background which includes a Medical Degree and a Doctorate in Hematology-Oncology from the University of Palermo, Italy and a PhD in Immunology from Imperial College London, UK. For a number of years Sonia was a Professor of Immunology at the University of Southampton, a leading institution for innovative research. During her time in Southampton her focus was on the pathogenic mechanisms underlying chronic inflammatory diseases and the interface between autoimmunity and cancer.