Joanne Reiland Wakeman is a senior scientist on the product development team at Ardea Biosciences. In her role at Ardea, she has developed solid oral formulations for preclinical and clinical drug products all the way through New Drug Application (NDA) filing and intended for commercial launch.
Recently, Wakeman has taken on a joint role in chemistry and manufacturing project management along with continuing with formulation development. This project management role involves managing a cross-functional multi-national delivery team.
She received her bachelor's degree in biochemistry with honors and highest distinction from the University of Iowa in 2002. Then, in preparation for her PhD work, she interned in product development working on formulation of parenteral biologics at Biogen-Idec. In 2009, Wakeman completed her PhD in Pharmaceutics at the University of Iowa studying drug transport under Professor Maureen Donovan.