Dr. Sonia  Mesia Vela 


Sonia is currently Project Delivery Lead at GSK. In this role, she is responsible for the execution and delivery of clinical development plans. Since starting at GSK in 2008, Sonia has worked in the early development portfolio until recently when she moved to life cycle management. Over her tenure in clinical operations in GSK, Sonia has broadened her strategic and operational expertise in vaccine development. Prior to joining GSK, Sonia worked for 4 years at Columbia University (Manhattan, USA) coordinating the execution of NIH funded clinical studies in the respiratory area.

Sonia graduated from the Universidad Nacional de San Marcos (Peru) as Pharmacist, obtained a PhD in Sciences at the Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo (Brazil) and trained in Toxicology as a post-doctoral fellow at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (USA). She has authored many peer reviewed publications in the field of non-clinical and clinical research including respiratory, gastroenterology, inflammation and breast cancer as well as metabolism. Sonia also serves as reviewer of grant applications for CONCYTEC, the Peruvian branch that funds projects in Science and Technology.