Gada Al-Ani, Ph.D.

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Gada Al-Ani, Ph.D. is currently a Principal Investigator at Deciphera Pharmaceuticals located in downtown Lawrence KS. In her current role at Deciphera, Gada leads oncology and immune-oncology discovery research. Specifically, her work focuses on investigating kinase targets for cancer therapy. Gada obtained her B.S. in Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering from Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan, her M.S. in Biochemistry from Kansas State University, and her PhD in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology from the University of Kansas. Prior to her position at Deciphera, she was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Kansas Cancer Center.


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