Peter D. Senter, Ph.D.
Vice President, Chemistry and Senior Distinguished Fellow
Peter Senter joined Seattle Genetics in August 1998 and has served as Vice President, Chemistry since September 2002. In February 2009, Dr. Senter was recognized as the company's first Distinguished Fellow. He leads Seattle Genetics' chemistry department, which carries out research in antibody-drug conjugate technologies, including the development of potent drug payloads, novel linker systems, conjugation methodology and mechanism of action studies. Prior to joining the company, Dr. Senter was with Cytokine Networks, Inc., the Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharmaceutical Research Institute and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Senter received an A.B. in Biochemistry from the University of California, Berkeley, a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Illinois, and did postdoctoral research at the Max Planck Institute of Experimental Medicine in Göttingen, Germany. He is the Senior Editor of Molecular Cancer Therapeutics (published by the American Association of Cancer Research) and serves as an Affiliate Professor of Bioengineering at the University of Washington. His research interests include targeted drug delivery, protein chemistry and biochemistry, and anti-cancer drug design. Dr. Senter has authored more than 130 scientific publications and holds more than 40 patents.