Jonathan Gilbert is an experienced biotech executive with an eye for developing platform technologies. Prior to Entact Bio he was a leader at SQZ Biotech for almost a decade. Joining as the third employee, Jonathan was essential in the growth of the company from a MIT spin-out to a publicly traded company with major Pharma partnerships and three programs in clinical testing. During this time Jonathan led multiple aspects of the company including as the Head of Business Development, resulting in a $1B collaboration with Roche. He also was a scientific leader as the VP of Exploratory Research, where he identified and developed the next generation of therapies from the platform. Prior to SQZ Biotech, Jonathan spent time at Flagship Pioneering and Novartis. Jonathan received his PhD from MIT in Chemical Engineering, and he completed his undergraduate training in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Johns Hopkins. He has published over a dozen scientific papers and is an inventor on 13 patents.
When not thinking about new therapies Jonathan loves to be outdoors with his wife and young daughter – especially skiing!