Job title: CSO
Dr. Zhukovsky joined Biomunex Pharmaceuticals in January 2015 as Chief Scientific Officer. He has over two decades of professional experience in the field of biotherapeutics research and development. Before joining Biomunex, he served as the CSO of Affimed Therapeutics; there he was responsible for the advancement of candidate therapeutics from discovery to the clinic, and novel technology development. Prior to that he was a Senior Research Fellow in the Biotherapeutics Department at Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. leading antibody discovery efforts in the therapeutic areas of inflammatory and cardiovascular diseases. Prior to that Dr. Zhukovsky was an Associate Director at Xencor, Inc. where he led translational research efforts resulting in several therapeutic candidates targeting malignant B cells. One of these therapeutic antibodies is currently undergoing clinical trials. Dr. Zhukovsky began his professional career employing phage display technology at Neurex Corporation. He then moved to Lynx Therapeutics (now Illumina, Inc.) to work on the development of genomics technologies before returning to protein/antibody engineering and biotherapeutics development at Xencor, Inc.
Dr. Zhukovsky performed a postdoctoral fellowship at Genentech, Inc. He received a PhD in biochemistry from Brandeis University and an MS degree in bioorganic chemistry at St. Petersburg’s State University.