Julie Tubbs, Ph.D.

Vice President of Molecule Production

Dr. Julie Tubbs has over 20 years of experience in the life sciences, with distinguished expertise encompassing protein chemistry, structural biology, molecular biology, molecular design, and protein engineering. Her career has underscored a deep commitment to excellence and to improving the human condition. Her innovations include pioneering new areas in cancer research, and engineering molecules to have new functions relevant to finding potential cures for human disease. Dr. Tubbs has been a key player in successful financial initiatives in academia and industry that span a variety of NIH and other grants and fellowships, and she has partnered with industry startups as a technical advisor, helping establish, coordinate, and build programs and departments. She has authored many patents and publications, and she has deposited coordinates for numerous X-ray crystallographic structures to the Protein Data Bank.

Dr. Tubbs received a BS in Biochemistry from Loyola Marymount University, earning numerous awards for her scholarship. She completed her PhD in Structural Biology at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), garnering prestigious fellowships that included a NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award, the Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) scholarship, and the Skaggs Predoctoral Fellowship. Continuing at TSRI as a postdoctoral research associate and later as a staff scientist, she led a team developing DNA repair research with possible cancer therapy applications. She completed the MicroMBA program at the University of California San Diego Rady School of Management. She also completed the Project Management Certificate Program at the San Diego College of Continuing Education.