Dr. Kandela has spent more than fifteen years working on drug development at the interface of academia and industries. Her experience includes preclinical testing of small compounds, biologics, and devices, study protocol designs, animal model selections, creation of IACUC protocol and compliance, and project management. She worked at a Radiopharmaceutical company as Manager of the Biology Department in Madison, Wisconsin. She and her team filed seven patent applications and several INDs applications to FDA. During her tenure at Northwestern University as the Assistant Director of Developmental Therapeutics Core, she collaborated with more than 150 clients, including Academic and Company’s Principal Investigators, Professors, Post-docs, and graduate students. Dr. Kandela received her Ph. D from School of Pharmacy, University of Wisconsin-Madison.