Omar Duramad, Ph.D. brings more than fifteen years of experience in drug discovery and preclinical drug development for small molecules and antibodies. He oversees IQ’s In-vitro Assay Services (Testing, Safety, Toxicology, & Immunology). Prior to IQ, Dr. Duramad held positions of increasing responsibility at REGiMMUNE, IGM Biosciences, Neothera Biosciences, and Dynavax Technologies, where he led small molecule or antibody programs from early discovery through IND Filing. An immunologist by training, Dr. Duramad has received several awards such as the Schissler Foundation Fellowship in Cancer Research, American Legion Auxiliary Fellowship for Cancer Research, and the Vivian L. Smith Award for Outstanding Immunologist and has been an invited speaker at prestigious conferences such as Keystone Symposia, American Society of Hematology, and American Transplant Congress. Dr. Duramad obtained his B.S. in Biochemistry & Cell Biology from University of California, San Diego and Ph.D. in Immunology & Cancer Biology from the University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.