Stephen Monks, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President of Development
Steve Monks is the VP of Technical Operations at Aura. Prior to joining Aura, Steve spent 14 years at Agenus (formerly Antigenics), where he played a key technical role in the manufacture, characterization and release of autologous therapeutics, recombinant biologics and the adjuvant QS-21. He had direct responsibility for oversight of Agenus’ cGMP manufacturing, clinical supply, cGMP warehousing and process and analytical development functions. Before that, Steve worked within the Genetics Institute’s R&D organization, and preceding that, he completed a Howard Hughes postdoctoral fellowship at Brandeis University. Steve received his BS, with honors, from the University of Queensland in Australia and his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Melbourne, also in Australia.