Jutta Wanner, PhD

Associate Professor, Pharmacology and Toxicology
Co-Director Arizona Center for Drug Discovery

Jutta Wanner, PhD is the co-director of the Arizona Center for Drug Discovery (ACDD) which serves as an organizational hub connecting the University of Arizona with partnering organizations to advance academic-based drug discovery, and an Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy, Tucson. She graduated with her PhD from the University of Kansas.

Jutta joined ACDD after a successful career in industry (Lilly – Hamburg (Germany), Roche - Palo Alto, CA, Hoffmann La-Roche – Nutley, NJ, and BlinkBio – Jupiter, FL) during which she progressed from bench scientist to CSO. She is an accomplished research leader, who has managed and contributed to all aspects of drug discovery across therapy areas, target classes and therapeutic modalities, from target evaluation to clinical candidate selection and API production.

Education & Post Graduate Training: 

Ph.D., University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, 1999