Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JLABS Canada
Dozie Amuzie is the head of Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JLABS Canada and is responsible for external engagement, innovation sourcing, company onboarding, portfolio management, operational excellence, educational programming and profit and loss management. He catalyzes and supports the translation of science and technology into valuable solutions for patients and consumers across the pharmaceutical, medical device, consumer, and health tech sectors.
Dozie completed executive education for investor board participation at the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business, and has experience serving on boards, review or advisory committees of several life science or health care-based organizations or governmental entities around the world. He has served on boards or advisory committees for Society of Toxicology, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada, Ontario Provincial Government in Canada, Abia State Government in Nigeria, Michigan Innovates and My Village Health.
Before joining Johnson and Johnson Innovation-JLABS, Dozie lead the North American nonclinical Pathology function at the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, where he drove discovery and project pathology efforts. Dozie and his team supported the acquisition and internal discovery of over 20 biopharmaceutical entities across 10 modalities from early discovery to clinical development, and some up to approval. Dozie has initiated and led the cross-functional efforts such as the oligonucleotide working group that shaped strategies for RNAi therapies in discovery. He was a critical driver for understanding the pathobiology of bispecific antibodies in discovery and development, while supporting Amivantamab, Teclistamab, and Talquetamab.
Dozie earned a dual-major Ph.D. in Comparative Medicine and Integrative Toxicological Sciences at Michigan State University and completed a residency in Veterinary Pathology at Michigan State. He also received a D.V.M from University of Nigeria and is a Diplomate with American Board of Toxicology, as well as a Diplomate of American College of Veterinary Pathologists.
Dozie’s family loves oceans and lakes, with a special connection to the Great Lakes, and are diehard Michigan State Spartans. When Dozie is not thinking about new innovations for patients, he enjoys watching football and basketball with friends and family and supporting local sports teams.