Katheen Lin, Ph.D.

Kathleen Lin, PhD

Sr. Director & Site Head of Lilly Gateway Labs San Diego

Kathleen Lin is Senior Director and Site Head of Lilly Gateway Labs San Diego, supporting the local biotech ecosystem by accelerating drug discovery and development through early engagement with companies and providing tailored offerings to meet their needs.

During her more than 8-year career at Lilly, Kathleen has held technical leadership roles with increasing responsibility in the Delivery, Devices, and Connected Solutions organization to bring treatment solutions to patients.

She started her career at Lilly in the Development organization before moving into Innovation at Cambridge where she focused on building internal and industry knowledge of large volume subcutaneous delivery. Kathleen then took a role in Search and Evaluate, identifying external delivery technologies to further Lilly’s pipeline. She then led a team responsible for translational sciences to understand and optimize delivery levers for novel routes of administration.

Prior to Lilly, Kathleen completed her B.S. and Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering with an emphasis in Biomechanics. She then worked in the medical technologies sector at Cook Medical and Intuitive Surgical in device development, with many products reaching commercialization.