VP Research Infectious Diseases
Why I'm a JPAL
Interested in using my experience in both large pharma and biotech to help small companies progress and succeed.
Over 25 years experience in both large pharma and biotech with a focus on driving preclinical programs from target discovery through transition to the clinic. Emphasis on Biologics as therapeutics in the immunology and oncology space. C-level experience as CSO at Jounce Therapeutics (Immuno-oncology biotech) and Ablynx (Biologics platform company) including IPO and SPO activities. Served as VP of Biologics then VP of Immuno-oncology at Merck helping to facilitate the approval of pembrolizumab (anti-PD-1) and overseeing the immuno-oncology discovery pipeline. VP at PDL Biopharma overseeing immunology and oncology and involved in progressing elotuzumab (anti-CS-1) from bench to clinic. Trained as an immunologist.
"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes"
I love zombie books and movies (but not the Walking Dead!)