Dr. de Groot has more than two decades of experience leading a wide range of streamlined global operations across growing biotechnology companies, from early to late stage clinical development and commercial-scale manufacturing. Dr. de Groot held key leadership roles during her career with Alaunos Therapeutics, most recently serving as Executive Vice President of Operations where she oversaw the development of novel cell therapy programs and led clinical manufacturing, quality and process development. In addition, during her extended tenure at Helsinn Therapeutics, Dr. de Groot held multiple roles of increasing responsibility within CMC management where she directed preparations for drug product commercialization, including global regulatory engagement, technology transfers and collaborations with key business partners worldwide.

Dr. de Groot holds both a Ph.D. and Master of Science degree in chemical engineering from Stanford University, a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a Master of Business Administration from Rice University.