Kristin Bedard, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President, Discovery
Dr. Bedard joined Sutro in February, of 2020, as Vice President of Immunobiology. In March 2021 Dr. Bedard’s role was expanded to Vice President, Discovery, integrating Protein Engineering and Lead Discovery, underpinning all new ADC and cytokine discovery. In August 2022, she was promoted to Senior Vice President, Drug Discovery. Prior to joining Sutro, Dr. Bedard held leadership positions at Kineta, most recently as Chief Scientific Officer, Immuno-oncology and Senior Vice President, Discovery and formerly as Vice President of R&D and Head of Virology. Prior to Kineta, she was a senior fellow at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center researching cervical and skin cancer. She is the co-inventor of fifteen filed U.S. patent applications for novel classes of antivirals, adjuvants, immune agonists and their corresponding methods of identification. Dr. Bedard volunteers her time to the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA) as a founding board member of the Seattle Chapter and a mentor for their professional mentoring program. She received the HBA Everest Award in 2019 for her dedication and leadership. She has also served as a National Institutes of Health reviewer and chairperson for Small Business Innovation Research awards. Dr. Bedard received her B.S. from Pennsylvania State University and earned her Ph.D. from University of California, Irvine.