Employee Profile

Karen Bracken

Director, Clinical Operations

What are your responsibilities at Kura?

Project management oversight on the Tipifarnib, ERK and Menin programs and manager for CTLs and CTAs.

What excites you most about your work?

I am contributing to helping prolong and improve quality of life of our patients. This isn’t a job for me, it’s a passion, as I believe in Kura and the work we do for patients on a daily basis.

What attracted you to working at Kura?

Our mission and the talented individuals on the Clinical Development and Clinical Operations teams.

What’s unique or special about Kura’s culture/environment?

It’s a relatively small company making a big impact with a culture where everyone contributes.

What’s the most fun or rewarding project you’ve worked on?

Every project I’ve worked on has been a learning and ultimately rewarding experience.

What is something that most people don’t know about you, e.g., interesting hobby or talent; favorite travel destination; recent life milestone)?

I’m passionate about college football, I’ve driven a stock car and dragster, and I’ve also been skydiving.