Michael Kalos, Ph.D.

New York, NY

Dr. Michael Kalos is Vice President, Immunooncology and Oncology Cell Therapies, at Janssen, the Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson and Johnson. He is a recognized international key opinion leader in the fields of immunotherapy and biomarkers.

Previously, Dr. Kalos was chief scientific officer at Eli Lilly & Company. He fleshed out their immuno-oncology strategy, integrated their programs, and made them more comprehensive. He has also led efforts to improve the way that doctors evaluate early stage immunotherapy protocols, and has also been involved in developing promising immunotherapies such as CAR T cells. 

In addition to being a member of CRI’s Scientific Advisory Council, Dr. Kalos serves on the Cancer Immunotherapy Consortium (CIC) Steering Committee.

The [strategies] we’ve developed don’t target the T cell, they target the microenvironment, which we now know is a critical component for the success of immunotherapy.
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