Elizabeth Manning Duus

VP, Clinical Development at Tavanta

Dr. Duus brings 15 years of clinical research experience in the biopharmaceutical industry to Tavanta Therapeutics, spanning early and late development across multiple therapeutic areas. Most recently, she served as Senior Director, Clinical Research & Strategy at Helsinn Therapeutics (U.S.), Inc. Over the 8 years at Helsinn, Dr. Duus led the clinical strategy for oncology-related compounds in development, contributed to global regulatory engagements, supported clinical operations and biostatistics, managed medical writing activities, and oversaw investigator-initiated and collaborative studies in the US. She also held positions of increasing responsibility at Akros Pharma Inc and Avantix Laboratories. After receiving an undergraduate degree in biology from the University of Delaware, Dr. Duus earned her Ph.D. in pharmacology and molecular sciences from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.



View in org chart


  • VP, Clinical Development

    Current role

  • Executive Director of Clinical Development

View in org chart