Leakhena Som

Research Scientist


As a member of the Cell Therapy team, Leakhena specializes in the development and validation of Bioanalytical methods, specifically, potency assays for batch lot release and tech transfers to commercial QC manufacturing. She has contributed to several BLA and IND filings over the years. Prior to joining Precision, she spent three years at Pfizer, gained a decade of experience at Amgen and Battelle Memorial Institute, and completed a year of service with AmeriCorps. Leakhena earned a B.S. in Biology and Art History from Denison University and a M.S. in Biotechnology from Johns Hopkins University. When not at Precision, Leakhena enjoys non-competitive charity bike races because it’s a good way to explore a new town, make new friends, do a little good while exercising, and there’s usually beer at the end to make it all worth it.

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