Kathy Lenz

HR Generalist

Joined the team: 2015
Focus: Recruitment
Outside the office: Enjoys scuba diving

I very much prefer the excitement of a small, growing company like NewLink. I first heard about NewLink from a friend who said it was an up-and-coming, cancer treatment research company. This hit home because my mom died of cancer.

Blake Bruene

Clinical Research Associate

Joined the team: 2014
Favorite perk: Traveling
Outside the office: Loves grilling and cooking Sunday brunch

I’ve worked extensively on our IMPRESS trial. My favorite part about my job as a CRA is helping others while co-monitoring.

Our home

NewLink Genetics Headquarters is located in Ames, Iowa, where our Midwestern culture and values thrive. Ames has been named one of the best places to live, the best place for new college graduates, and one of the smartest cities in America.

We are located in the Iowa State University (ISU) Research Park, a beautiful 230-acre development located just south of the ISU campus. Learn more about where we live! Visit www.isupark.org and www.cityofames.org.

Our second home is in Austin, Texas, located off the MoPac Expressway. We are a quick drive to the heart of the city and the University of Texas. Austin is a vibrant place to live, with many beautiful parks and lakes to appreciate. We also have an office in beautiful Devens, Massachusetts.



Uncompromising passion is our common ground

NewLink Genetics strives to be diverse! For the past 15 years, we have been expanding and growing in many different ways. We are continually working to increase the diversity of our talented people.

The value in working alongside colleagues of different ethnicities, nationalities, and general walks of life is immeasurable. We are committed to promoting and maintaining an inclusive, high-performing culture.


our people

Dedicated to health and happiness

At NewLink Genetics, the physical and emotional well-being of our employees is paramount. We believe investing in employee health and happiness contributes to the positive energy and productivity of the entire company.

Through our active Wellness Program, we hold regular employee events and programs to encourage our people to eat well, exercise, socialize, and extend healthy habits outside the lab or office.