Kirsty Harper, PhD, joined Envigo in June 2013 in her current role to design safety studies and non-clinical development programmes for biologics in response to customer requests as well as to provide scientific support and advice. Prior to this, she was employed as Principal Scientist at Oxford Immunotec Ltd, where she was responsible for pipeline product development projects and the provision of immunological advice and expertise.

Dr Harper obtained her PhD in Immunology from the University of Bristol (UK) in 2005, after which she completed a post-doctoral position investigating peptide therapy as potential treatment for autoimmune disease. Prior to this she obtained her BSc and MSc in Microbiology at Massey University (New Zealand) and worked at the Malaghan Institute (New Zealand) where she conducted basic research in autoimmune disease.