Vice President, Supply Chain

Dr. Heidi Hoffmann, VP Supply Chain, has 27+ years of experience in biotechnology, specializing in process development, technology transfer, manufacturing of vaccines and biological therapeutics.  After receiving her Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, Heidi began her career at Aviron, where she worked on process development and production of vaccines for EBV, PIV and influenza (FluMist®). Heidi then joined Valentis, where she led the team responsible for process development, technology transfer and clinical production of plasmid DNA for gene therapy. In 2002, Heidi returned to vaccine work by joining VaxGen, Dr. Hoffmann was responsible for process development and manufacturing of anthrax vaccine. Later, Heidi transitioned into a technology transfer role, hiring and leading the VaxGen oversight team for the successful transfer of commercial production of Bristol-Meyer Squibb’s Orencia ® (abatacept) into the Celltrion manufacturing facility in South Korea. After completion, Heidi joined non-profit Global Solutions for Infectious Diseases (GSID) as Project Director responsible for coordinating the outsourcing of process development and manufacture of HIV vaccines. Dr. Hoffmann joined Sutro in February 2011, and currently leads Supply Chain as well as outsourced cGMP manufacturing for protein therapeutics and ADCs produced using Sutro’s proprietary cell-free protein expression system.