Kayla at LEO Pharma

Kayla's Story

As an intern in the Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics (DMPK) group, Kayla created an internal biologics reference database of pharmacokinetic and target data for several antibodies.

At LEO Pharma, Kayla Vodehnal modeled the pharmacokinetics of 20 antibodies, creating a database that will aid in future early research and development projects by making the characteristics of antibodies that are currently used in the skin disease-related pharmaceutical area centralized and accessible. “Throughout my internship, I’m really glad to have been able to apply some of the things I learned in 20.320, Analysis of Biomolecular and Cellular Systems,” says Vodehnal. “It was definitely the hardest class that I’ve had to take while at MIT and it felt so satisfying to use the things I learned while working for LEO.” Vodehnal also enjoyed living in Denmark, “the opportunity to travel to, work, and live in such a progressive country is something I’ll cherish for the rest of my life."

“Working in Denmark this summer provided me with the invaluable opportunity of creating global connections, especially in the industry of pharmaceuticals.”
Kayla Vodehnal '20
Major & Class Year
Biological Engineering '20
Ballerup, Denmark
MISTI Program
LEO Pharma

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