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Werewolf Leadership

Werewolf Therapeutics is backed by leading life science investors and led by an experienced team with a proven track record of developing novel medicines for the treatment of cancer.
Dan Hicklin, Ph.D.
President, Chief Executive Officer and Board member
Dan Hicklin, Ph.D.
President, Chief Executive Officer and Board member

Dr. Hicklin is an accomplished cancer researcher and biopharmaceutical executive with over three decades of oncology drug development experience. Dr. Hicklin has served as our President and Chief Executive Officer since August 2019. Dr. Hicklin founded Werewolf Therapeutics in October 2017 and served as a consultant until his appointment as our President and Chief Executive Officer.

Previously, Dr. Hicklin was a founder of Potenza Therapeutics, Inc., a privately held biotechnology company, and served as its President and Chief Executive Officer from April 2014 until its acquisition by Astellas Pharma Inc. in December 2018. From August 2013 until February 2014, Dr. Hicklin was President and Chief Scientific Officer of CoStim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a privately held biotechnology company that was acquired by Novartis in February 2014.

Dr. Hicklin has also served as an Executive Partner from 2014 to December 2019 and an advisor at MPM Capital since January 2020. Prior to joining CoStim Pharmaceuticals, Dr. Hicklin held several positions at Merck Research Laboratories (formerly the Schering-Plough Research Institute prior to its acquisition by Merck), including leading its Biologics Strategy for Oncology and the Immuno-Modulation Discovery team. In these roles, he oversaw several oncology discovery and development projects including Merck’s immuno-oncology portfolio and the development of Keytruda® (pembrolizumab).

Dr. Hicklin also previously held several positions at Imclone Systems Incorporated, including Vice President, Experimental Therapeutics. His team at ImClone supported the development and FDA approval of the cancer treatment Erbitux® (cetuximab) and built a diversified portfolio of antibody therapeutics including Cyramza® (ramucirumab), Portrazza® (necitumumab), Lartruvo® (olaratumab), and other agents that were acquired by Eli Lilly.  Dr. Hicklin has served as a member of the board of directors of several private biotechnology companies. Dr. Hicklin also currently serves on the Industry Advisory Committee for The Mark Foundation for Cancer Research.

Dr. Hicklin holds an M.S. and Ph.D. in Immunology from New York Medical College where he trained with Dr. Soldano Ferrone, and a B.S. from the University of Iowa.

Cynthia Seidel-Dugan, Ph.D.
Chief Scientific Officer
Cynthia Seidel-Dugan, Ph.D.
Chief Scientific Officer

Dr. Seidel-Dugan is a proficient drug discovery scientist with broad experience in small and large biotech and major pharmaceutical companies. Dr. Seidel-Dugan has served as our Chief Scientific Officer since April 2019. From May 2014 until December 2018, Dr. Seidel-Dugan served in several positions at Potenza Therapeutics, including most recently Chief Scientific Officer from January 2018 to December 2018, and previously Senior Vice President of Research from January 2016 to December 2017 and Vice President of Research from May 2014 to December 2015.

Prior to joining Potenza Therapeutics, Dr. Seidel-Dugan served as Vice President, Biology for CoStim Pharmaceuticals from May 2013 until February 2014. Early in her career, Dr. Seidel-Dugan served in various roles at Ariad Pharmaceuticals, Exelixis Pharmaceuticals, Schering-Plough Research Institute and (upon merger) Merck Research Laboratories.

Dr. Seidel-Dugan earned a B.S. in Biology from the College of William and Mary and holds a Ph.D. in Microbiology and Molecular Biology from the University of Pennsylvania. She also completed a postdoctoral fellowship with Dr. Joan Brugge at the University of Pennsylvania.

Reid Leonard, Ph.D.
Chief Operating Officer
Reid Leonard, Ph.D.
Chief Operating Officer

Dr. Reid Leonard brings with him a wide array of experience in company formation, drug discovery, business development, and venture capital, having participated in the start-up of several other venture-backed companies: Potenza Therapeutics, Tizona Therapeutics, Trieza Therapeutics, and Twentyeight-Seven, Inc.

Dr. Leonard has served as our Chief Operating Officer since April 2019. From July 2014 until December 2018, Dr. Leonard served in various roles at Potenza Therapeutics, including Chief Operating Officer from January 2018 to December 2018, Senior Vice President of Corporate Development from January 2016 to December 2017 and Vice President of Corporate Development from July 2014 to December 2015. Dr. Leonard served as a venture partner at MPM Capital from September 2016 until September 2017 and has also served as a consultant to several private biotechnology companies. Dr. Leonard began his career with Merck & Co., where he served for over 25 years.

Dr. Leonard graduated from Brandeis University with an A.B. in Biology and Psychology, holds a Ph.D. in Biology from Purdue University and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in molecular pharmacology at Caltech with Profs. Henry Lester and Norman Davidson.

Ellen Lubman, M.B.A.
Chief Business Officer
Ellen Lubman, M.B.A.
Chief Business Officer

Ms. Lubman brings more than 20 years of biopharmaceutical business and financial industry experience to Werewolf Therapeutics, including global partnering, asset sourcing and acquisition, financial structuring and leading early-stage company operations, fundraising and board governance. Ms. Lubman has served as our Chief Business Officer since August 2020.

From October 2018 to July 2020, Ms. Lubman served as the Chief Business Officer at Impel NeuroPharma, Inc., a privately held biotechnology company focused on neurological diseases. Prior to Impel, she was the Vice President of External Science & Innovation at Forest Labs, from February 2014 until its acquisition by Actavis plc in July 2014, and served in the same role at Actavis through June 2018 during which time Actavis merged with and renamed itself Allergan plc. Prior to Allergan, Ms. Lubman held numerous executive and leadership roles at Kadmon Pharmaceuticals, Bristol Myers Squibb, Celtic Pharma Management, L.P., Robertson Stephens Investment Bank and Abbott Labs.

Ms. Lubman has been a member of the board of directors at Field Trip Health since June 2021. She serves on the Advisory Board of TMRW.org. Ms. Lubman also currently serves on the Scientific Advisory Board of the Daedalus Innovation Fund of Weill-Cornell, the board of directors of Gilda’s Club of NYC, and is the Southern California Chairwoman of Executive Women in BIO.

Ms. Lubman earned her M.B.A. from Stanford Graduate School of Business with a focus on Global Management and her B.A. in Biology from Rutgers College.

Randi Isaacs, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer
Randi Isaacs, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Randi Isaacs is a veteran hematologist and oncologist focused on discovery and development of novel therapeutic approaches in oncology, specializing in immunotherapy, biologic agents, and cell therapies for the treatment of solid tumors and hematologic malignancies. She has devoted her career to bringing new therapeutics to cancer patients to improve clinical outcomes and has made contributions to several successfully registered drugs.

Dr. Isaacs has served as our Chief Medical Officer since November 2020. Previously, from May 2010 until November 2020, Dr. Isaacs held roles of increasing responsibility as Clinical Program Leader, Deputy Site Head, and, from August 2015 to November 2020, Executive Director and Clinical Site Head of Translational Clinical Oncology at the Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research. She previously held executive leadership roles in oncology and clinical development at Merck, Schering Plough and Sandoz.

Prior to transitioning to the biopharmaceutical industry, Dr. Isaacs held various academic appointments, including Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology/Oncology at the State University of New York Health Sciences Center and Clinical Assistant Professor of Hematology/Oncology at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.

Dr. Isaacs has served on the board of directors of C4 Therapeutics, Inc., since May 2021. Dr. Isaacs also serves on the Scientific Advisory Board of MMF Investment Fund, a not-for-profit entity.

Dr. Isaacs earned her B.A. in Chemistry from Wellesley College and holds an M.D. with honors from Dartmouth Medical School. She completed her residency and postdoctoral training at the University of California San Francisco and University of Pennsylvania and hematology/medical oncology fellowship training at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

Tim Trost
Chief Financial Officer
Tim Trost
Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Trost Trost has served as our Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer since February 2021. Previously, Mr. Trost served as Chief Financial Officer of Asklepios Biopharmaceutical, Inc., or AskBio, a biotechnology company, from May 2020 until it was acquired by Bayer AG in December 2020. Prior to joining AskBio, from March 2011 until May 2019, Mr. Trost served as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, of Chimerix, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, and also served as its Corporate Secretary from February 2012 until May 2019.

Previously, Mr. Trost served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Argos Therapeutics, Inc., a venture-backed immunotherapy company; Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at InteCardia, Inc., a venture-backed cardiac imaging company that was acquired by Syncor International Corporation; and as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Coastal Physician Group, Inc., a contract provider of emergency room physicians, having joined as Vice President of Corporate Development. Mr. Trost previously served with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, last serving as a Senior Manager in the Research Triangle practice.

Mr. Trost holds a B.S. in accounting from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Chulani Karunatilake, Ph.D.
Chief Technology Officer
Chulani Karunatilake, Ph.D.
Chief Technology Officer

Dr. Chulani Karunatilake brings more than 30 years of experience in the biopharmaceutical industry as well as Chemistry and Manufacturing Controls (CMC) process and strategy development to Werewolf Therapeutics Dr. Karunatilake has served as our Chief Technology Officer since June 2021.

Previously, Dr. Karunatilake served as Senior Vice President of Technical Operations for Maverick Therapeutics (acquired by Takeda), where he was responsible for all aspects of Chemistry and Manufacturing Controls (CMC).  Prior to Maverick, Dr. Karunatilake was Senior Vice President of Biologics CMC and initially Vice President of Pharmaceutical Development and Manufacturing at Nektar Therapeutics. He has also held numerous leadership positions at Amgen, Chiron/Novartis, Genentech, and Eli Lilly.

Dr. Karunatilake earned his Ph.D. in Chemistry/Biochemistry from the University of Illinois and holds a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Colombo in Sri Lanka.

Scientific Advisory Board

Michael Atkins, M.D.
Michael Atkins, M.D.

Dr. Atkins is an internationally recognized leader in translational and clinical research for more than 30 years, working in melanoma, kidney cancer, and cancer immunotherapy. He began his career at Tufts Medical Center before moving to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center where he was appointed Professor at Harvard Medical School. There, he served as leader of the Biologic Therapy and Cutaneous Oncology Programs at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Co-PI of the Harvard Skin Cancer SPORE, leader of the Dana Farber Harvard Cancer Center Kidney Cancer Program, and Director of the Kidney Cancer SPORE.

In 2012, Dr. Atkins was named the Deputy Director of the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center and William M. Scholl Professor and Vice Chair of the Department of Oncology. His research interests include immunotherapy, anti-angiogenic therapy, molecularly targeted therapy, and predictive biomarker development most notably in melanoma and kidney cancer. He leads the Lombardi Immunotherapy Initiative and co-leads the Melanoma Disease Group within the MedStar Georgetown Cancer Institute. He has published more than 450 original research and review articles, as well as three books, and has lectured extensively on these topics.

He is past president of the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC) and past member of the NCI Recombinant DNA Advisory Committee and the ASCO Nominating Committee. Dr. Atkins is Chair of the Medical Advisory Panel for the Melanoma Research Alliance, and co-chair of the Scientific Advisory Committee and Board member for the Melanoma Research Foundation.

Charles Craik, Ph.D.
Charles Craik, Ph.D.

Charles S. Craik is a Professor at UCSF in the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry and co-director of the Experimental Therapeutics program in the Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. He is also the founder and co-director of the Chemistry and Chemical Biology Graduate Program. His research interests focus on defining the roles and the mechanisms of enzymes and other challenging proteins in complex biological processes and on developing technologies to facilitate these studies. Current research in the Craik lab is on the chemical biology of post translational modifying enzymes, receptors and membrane transporters. A particular emphasis of his work is on identifying the roles and regulating the activity of proteases and degradative enzyme complexes associated with infectious diseases, neurodegenerative diseases and cancer. He is also developing novel methods to biophysically characterize challenging proteins as well as their complexes. These studies coupled with his global substrate profiling, antibody engineering and noninvasive imaging efforts are providing a better understanding of both the chemical make-up and the biological importance of these critical proteins to aid in the rapid detection, monitoring and control of disease. Craik a founder of Catalyst Biosciences, a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the National Academy of Inventors (NAI), the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the 2016 awardee of the Emil Kaiser Award by the Protein Society.

Vijay K. Kuchroo, D.V.M., Ph.D.
Vijay K. Kuchroo, D.V.M., Ph.D.

Dr. Vijay Kuchroo is the Samuel L. Wasserstrom Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School, Senior Scientist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Co-Director of the Center for Infection and Immunity, Brigham Research Institutes, Boston, and Director of the Evergrande Center for Immunologic Diseases at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Vijay Kuchroo is also an associate member of the Broad Institute and a participant in a Klarman Cell Observatory project that focuses on T cell differentiation. His major research interests include autoimmune diseases – particularly the role of co-stimulation – the genetic basis of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis and multiple sclerosis, and cell surface molecules and regulatory factors that regulate induction of T cell tolerance and dysfunction. His laboratory has made several transgenic mice that serve as animal models for human multiple sclerosis.  Dr. Kuchroo first described the inhibitory receptor TIM-3, which is being exploited as a target for cancer immunotherapy.  He was first to describe the development of highly pathogenic Th17 cells, which has been shown to induce multiple different autoimmune diseases in humans. He has published over 325 original research papers in the filed of Immunology and a paper describing development of Th17 authored by Dr. Kuchroo has been one of the highest cited papers in Immunology.

Dr. Kuchroo came to the United States in 1985 and was at the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda as Fogarty International Fellow for a year before joining the department of pathology at Harvard Medical School as a research fellow. He later joined the Center for Neurologic Diseases at Brigham and Women’s Hospital as a faculty member in 1992.

He obtained his degree in Veterinary Medicine from the College of veterinary medicine, Hisar, India. Subsequently, he specialized in pathology at the University of Queensland, Brisbane (Australia) where he obtained a Ph.D. in 1985. He received the Fred Z. Eager Research prize and medal for his Ph.D. research work at the University of Queensland. Based on his contributions, he was awarded the Javits Neuroscience Award by the National Institutes of Health in 2002 and the Ranbaxy prize in Medical Research from the Ranbaxy Science Foundation in 2011. He was named Distinguished Eberly lecturer in 2014 and obtained Nobel Laureate Peter Doherty lecture/prize in 2014.

Dr. Kuchroo has 25 patents and has founded 6 different biotech companies.  He also serves on the scientific advisory boards of a number of big pharmaceutical companies including Pfizer, Novartis, Sanofi/Genzyme and Glaxo-Smith-Klein (GSK).

Dario A. Vignali, Ph.D.
Dario A. Vignali, Ph.D.

Dr. Dario A. Vignali is the Frank Dixon Chair in Cancer Immunology, Vice Chair and Professor of Immunology in the Immunology Department, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He is also Leader of the Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapy Program and co-Director of the Tumor Microenvironment Center in the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center. His research focuses on molecular and cellular aspects of negative regulatory immune mechanisms including regulatory T cells, inhibitory receptors, and inhibitory cytokines. His lab was instrumental in uncovering the role of Lag3 in mouse models of cancer, tolerance, autoimmunity and immune regulation.

Dr. Vignali’s lab discovered the inhibitory cytokine IL35 and the Nrp1:Sema4a axis, which are key regulators of intratumoral Treg stability and function. His current research also uses extensive use of transcriptional analysis, especially using single cell RNAseq. The majority of his work focuses on analysis of these pathways in murine models of cancer and numerous human tumors.

Dario also studies regulatory mechanisms in autoimmunity and type 1 diabetes. He has published more than 170 papers with over 33 as senior or co-author in high impact journals, including Nature, Cell, Science, Nature Immunology, Nature Biotechnology, Nature Methods, Immunity, Science Immunology and EMBO.

K. Dane Wittrup, Ph.D.
K. Dane Wittrup, Ph.D.

Dr. K. Dane Wittrup is the C.P. Dubbs Professor of Chemical Engineering and Biological Engineering at MIT. Dr. Wittrup was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2012, elected as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2011, and serves as a fellow of the American Institute of Biomedical Engineers. He is also co-founder and Scientific Advisory Board Chairman at Adimab.

Previously, Dr. Wittrup served as an Associate Director of MIT’s Koch Institute until 2017 and as the J. W. Westwater Professor of Chemical Engineering, Biophysics, and Bioengineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Prior to that, he worked as a postdoctoral research associate in Amgen’s Yeast Molecular Biology Group. He earned a Ph.D. and M.S. in Chemical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of New Mexico.

Board of Directors

Luke Evnin, Ph.D.
MPM Capital
Luke Evnin, Ph.D.
MPM Capital

Dr. Evnin is a co-founder of our company, served as our President and Chief Executive Officer from December 2017 until August 2019, and has served on our board of directors since October 2017 and as chairman of the board of directors since August 2019.  Dr. Evnin co-founded MPM Capital, an early-stage life sciences venture investing firm, in 1997, where he currently serves as Managing Director.  Over the past eight years, as a component of his MPM activities, Dr. Evnin has been a co-founder and served as chairman of the board for seven MPM portfolio companies. Dr. Evnin has also served on the board of directors of a number of public and private companies over his venture capital career and currently serves, on behalf of MPM Capital, as a director for eight private companies. Prior to co-founding MPM Capital, Dr. Evnin spent seven years as a venture capitalist at Accel Partners.

Dr. Evnin serves on the board of directors of Oncorus, Inc, a publicly traded biotechnology company, and is Chief Executive Officer of Turmeric Acquisition Corp., a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company formed by MPM Capital. In 2015, Dr. Evnin co-founded Harpoon Therapeutics, Inc., a publicly held immunotherapy company, and served as chairman of its board of directors until July 2020. Dr. Evnin served on the board of directors of Syndax Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a publicly traded biotechnology company, from May 2012 until September 2018.

Dr. Evnin also serves as chairman of the board of directors of the Scleroderma Research Foundation, a not-for-profit entity. Dr. Evnin holds an A.B. in molecular biology from Princeton University and a Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of California, San Francisco.

Meeta Chatterjee, Ph.D.
SVP, Global Business Development, Legend Biotech Corporation
Meeta Chatterjee, Ph.D.
SVP, Global Business Development, Legend Biotech Corporation

Dr. Chatterjee has served on our board of directors since October 2021. Dr. Chatterjee has served as the Senior Vice President of Global Business Development at Legend Biotech Corporation since March 2019.

From November 2007 to May 2018, she served in roles of increasing seniority and responsibility at Merck Research Laboratories, a division of Merck & Co., Inc., a multinational pharmaceutical company, most recently as Head of Strategy, Transactions, and Operations within the Business Development and Licensing (BD&L) group. Dr. Chatterjee oversaw discovery and late-stage transactions worldwide, as well as early-stage transactions in key geographies. She also was responsible for Merck’s BD&L governance, oversight, and control as well as out-licensing efforts.

Dr. Chatterjee has served on the board of directors of Editas Medicine, a publicly traded clinical stage biotechnology company, since December 2020. Dr. Chatterjee has over 30 years of broad strategic and operational experience in pharmaceutical research and development, mergers and acquisition evaluation, in-licensing, and externalization activities. Over the course of her extensive career, Dr. Chatterjee has led or contributed to a number of transactions or collaborations, has led research efforts in the areas of hypertension, atherosclerosis, and obesity, and was an integral contributor to the discovery of ZETIA® and ZONTIVITY®.

Dr. Chatterjee received her undergraduate education at St. Xavier’s University in Ahmedabad, India, and Rutgers University (B.A., Hons Physics). Dr. Chatterjee received her Doctor of Philosophy in Physiology from Rutgers University and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Physiology at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Dr. Chatterjee is also active in industry and licensing focused organizations.

Derek DiRocco, Ph.D.
RA Capital Management
Derek DiRocco, Ph.D.
RA Capital Management

Dr. DiRocco has served on our board of directors since December 2020. Dr. DiRocco has been a partner at RA Capital Management, L.P., since December 2020 and was previously a principal from December 2017 until December 2020, an analyst from June 2015 to December 2017, and an associate from July 2013 to June 2015. Dr. DiRocco has served on the board of directors of iTeos Therapeutics, Inc. since March 2020 and 89bio, Inc. since April 2018, each of which is a publicly traded biotechnology company. Dr. DiRocco also serves on the board of directors of several privately held biotechnology companies. Dr. DiRocco holds a B.A. in biology from College of the Holy Cross and a Ph.D. in pharmacology from the University of Washington. He conducted his postdoctoral research at Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School.

Dan Hicklin, Ph.D.
President and Chief Executive Officer, Werewolf Therapeutics
Dan Hicklin, Ph.D.
President and Chief Executive Officer, Werewolf Therapeutics

Dr. Hicklin is an accomplished cancer researcher and biopharmaceutical executive with over three decades of oncology drug development experience. Dr. Hicklin has served as our President and Chief Executive Officer since August 2019. Dr. Hicklin founded Werewolf Therapeutics in October 2017 and served as a consultant until his appointment as our President and Chief Executive Officer.

Previously, Dr. Hicklin was a founder of Potenza Therapeutics, Inc., a privately held biotechnology company, and served as its President and Chief Executive Officer from April 2014 until its acquisition by Astellas Pharma Inc. in December 2018. From August 2013 until February 2014, Dr. Hicklin was President and Chief Scientific Officer of CoStim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a privately held biotechnology company that was acquired by Novartis in February 2014.

Dr. Hicklin has also served as an Executive Partner from 2014 to December 2019 and an advisor at MPM Capital since January 2020. Prior to joining CoStim Pharmaceuticals, Dr. Hicklin held several positions at Merck Research Laboratories (formerly the Schering-Plough Research Institute prior to its acquisition by Merck), including leading its Biologics Strategy for Oncology and the Immuno-Modulation Discovery team. In these roles, he oversaw several oncology discovery and development projects including Merck’s immuno-oncology portfolio and the development of Keytruda® (pembrolizumab).

Dr. Hicklin also previously held several positions at Imclone Systems Incorporated, including Vice President, Experimental Therapeutics. His team at ImClone supported the development and FDA approval of the cancer treatment Erbitux® (cetuximab) and built a diversified portfolio of antibody therapeutics including Cyramza® (ramucirumab), Portrazza® (necitumumab), Lartruvo® (olaratumab), and other agents that were acquired by Eli Lilly.  Dr. Hicklin has served as a member of the board of directors of several private biotechnology companies. Dr. Hicklin also currently serves on the Industry Advisory Committee for The Mark Foundation for Cancer Research.

Dr. Hicklin holds an M.S. and Ph.D. in Immunology from New York Medical College where he trained with Dr. Soldano Ferrone, and a B.S. from the University of Iowa.

Alon Lazarus, Ph.D.
Arkin Bio Ventures
Alon Lazarus, Ph.D.
Arkin Bio Ventures

Dr. Lazarus has served as a member of our board of directors since August 2019. Dr. Lazarus has held the position of Biotech Investment Manager of the Pharma Division of Arkin Holdings, Ltd., an investment firm, focused in the healthcare and pharmaceutical sectors, since August 2013.

Prior to joining Arkin Holdings, Ltd., Dr. Lazarus worked for the Healthcare Business Development Department of Yissum Research Development Company of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem from January 2012 until August 2013, and as an Analyst for Integra Holdings, Ltd., an Israel-based healthcare investment company.

Dr. Lazarus served as a member of the board of directors of Keros Therapeutics, Inc, a publicly traded biotechnology company, from April 2016 to December 2020. Dr. Lazarus also serves as a member of the board of directors of several private life science companies.

Dr. Lazarus holds a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from the Hadassah Medical School of Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel, an M.B.A. from the School of Business Administration of Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel and a B.Sc. in Biology from Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel.

Briggs W. Morrison, M.D.
Executive Partner and President, Head of Research and Development, MPM Capital
Briggs W. Morrison, M.D.
Executive Partner and President, Head of Research and Development, MPM Capital

Dr. Morrison has served as a member of our board of directors since November 2019. He has served as Executive Partner at MPM Capital, Inc., since June 2015 and as President, Head of Research and Development since February 2022, and a member of the board of directors of Syndax Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a publicly traded biopharmaceutical company, since June 2015. Dr. Morrison was previously the Chief Executive Officer of Syndax Pharmaceuticals, Inc., from June 2015 to February 2022. Dr. Morrison has also served as a member of the board of directors of NextCure Inc. since April 2019, Arvinas Holding Company, LLC since June 2018, Repare Therapeutics Inc. since June 2017, and Codiak BioSciences, Inc. since February 2018, all of which are publicly traded biopharmaceutical companies.

Before that, Dr. Morrison was the Chief Medical Officer and Head of Global Medicines Development at AstraZeneca plc from 2012 to 2015. Before joining AstraZeneca, he held several positions at Pfizer Inc., including Head, Medical Affairs, Safety and Regulatory Affairs for Pfizer’s human health business. Dr. Morrison also previously held several positions at Merck Research Laboratories, a division of Merck & Co., Inc., including Vice President, Clinical Sciences, Oncology. He was a member of the executive committee of the Clinical Trials Transformation Initiative sponsored by the FDA and is on the board of the Alliance for Clinical Research Excellence and Safety. Dr. Morrison also serves on the board of directors for multiple private pharmaceutical companies.

Dr. Morrison has a B.S. in biology from Georgetown University and an M.D. from the University of Connecticut Medical School. He completed residency training in internal medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and a fellowship in medical oncology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Mike Sherman
Chief Executive Officer, Chimerix
Mike Sherman
Chief Executive Officer, Chimerix

Mr. Sherman has more than 30 years’ experience advancing therapeutics to commercial launch and driving companies to successful operations and strategic transactions in the biotechnology and medical technology industries. Mr. Sherman has served on our board of directors since May 2021. Mr. Sherman has served since April 2019 as Chief Executive Officer of Chimerix, Inc., or Chimerix, a biopharmaceutical company that develops oral antiviral therapeutics.

Before joining Chimerix, Mr. Sherman served as Chief Executive Officer of Endocyte, Inc., or Endocyte, a biopharmaceutical company, beginning in 2016, and led it to its $2.1 billion acquisition by Novartis in 2018. Mr. Sherman joined Endocyte in 2006 and served as its Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer prior to becoming Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining Endocyte, Mr. Sherman served in various executive roles, including as vice president of finance and strategic planning for Guidant Corporation, which was acquired by Boston Scientific Corporation.

Mr. Sherman holds a BA in economics from DePauw University and an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, graduating as a Tuck Scholar. Mr. Sherman currently serves on the Board of Trustees for the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, a nonprofit organization, as past chairman. He also served on the Boards of Directors at Biospecifics Technologies, Inc. until its acquisition by Endo Pharmaceuticals and Mead Johnson Nutrition until its acquisition by Reckitt Benckiser. He is currently Chief Executive Officer of Chimerix.