Ralf Huss, MD
Dr. Ralf Huss MD, Ph.D. joined Definiens in 2015 as Chief Medical Officer with further responsibilities in Science & Innovation following founder and Nobel laureate Gerd Binning’s role.
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Dr. Huss is a board-certified surgical and molecular pathologist and obtained his medical doctorate from the Universität Erlangen (DE) in 1991. He is specialized in internal medicine (Universitätsspital Zürich (CH)) and immunology (Institut für Pathologie under Nobel Laureate Rolf M. Zinkernagel), Universität Zürich (CH). Also, Huss is an Associate Professor at Ludwigs-Maximilians-Universität München (DE), a lecturer at the Technische Universität München, and honorary professor at the School of Medicine, University College Dublin (IE).
Dr. Huss spent his early career during the 1990s as a Research Associate in Nobel laureate Edward D. Thomas’ Laboratory at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, in Seattle, Washington (US). Later, he returned to Europe to become an immunology researcher at the Institut für Immunologie, Universitätsklinikum Essen (DE) and completed his pathology training at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University München (Institut für Pathologie) between 1995 and 2005.
In 2005, he joined Roche Diagnostics as Global Head of Pathology and Tissue Biomarkers and later headed the Cell Therapy Initiative at Roche Penzberg (DE). In 2011, he joined apceth GmbH, a stem-cell and gene-therapy company which he co-founded in München, as Chief Scientific Officer, where he worked until starting at Definiens in 2015.