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Susan Knox, Ph.D.

Advisory Council Member

Susan Knox is currently a Principal Scientist at Kenvue (previously Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.) where she leads multiple innovation programs for Listerine and has been recognized as an Emerging Technical Leader. Additionally, she is the co-lead for Women in Science and Engineering, an employee resource group at Kenvue that engages with local students to encourage participation in and exploration of STEM careers.

Prior to her position at Kenvue, Susan worked on a pre-clinical translational science team in the pharmaceutical industry at Spark Therapeutics, a gene therapy company. In 2022, she received the Spark Innovator Award for her work developing new modalities of vectorized engineered biologics and analytical techniques to expand adeno-associated virus (AAV) gene therapy platform capabilities.

Susan’s strong background in science, writing, and outreach, combined with her enthusiasm for education, prompted her to co-found Your Edvantage in 2019, an academic and career coaching company. She has coached 40+ individuals through various career stages, resulting in acceptances into top-choice undergraduate and graduate programs, summer research experiences, and employment offers for career changers.

Susan received her Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley and her M.S. from Yale University. Her graduate work focused on the delivery of therapeutic enzymes to the cytosol of mammalian cells using cell-permeant miniature proteins. At UC Berkeley, Susan was Chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Focus Groups and participated in the College of Chemistry Graduate Diversity Program. While a graduate student at Yale, she was awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship and received a Certificate of College Teaching Preparation. She attended The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) for her undergraduate studies where she was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, graduated with a B.S. in Chemistry and a minor in Biology, and conducted research in multiple labs across the country. Susan is an alumna of the first class of NJ Governor's STEM Scholars.

Outside of work, Susan enjoys rock climbing, biking, spending time with her two golden retrievers, and tutoring chemistry.

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