Dr Ebens is Chief Science Officer at Vera Therapeutics, a San Francisco California based biotechnology company. Dr Ebens is a highly accomplished drug developer, having overseen the advancement of multiple successful drug development projects from concept to clinical development including polatuzumab, which is approved by the US FDA and is now marketed for use in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. Dr Ebens was an early recruit to Juno Therapeutics (Juno), which is recognised as a one of the first CAR-T companies, and a leader in the successful and rapid clinical advancement of CAR-T cancer therapies. At Juno Dr Ebens was instrumental in establishing the scientific capabilities of the company in the emerging field of CAR-T. Previously, Dr Ebens held senior executive positions at global pharma and biotechnology leaders Genentech and Exelixis, where he worked from concept to clinic across multiple therapeutic platforms including targeted therapies, antibodies, antibody-drug conjugates, and T cell recruiting antibodies. He has also held roles in biotech companies including Bioseek and NGM Biopharmaceuticals.