“We are thrilled to expand our scientific expertise with five additional leading researchers and clinicians in the fields of immunology and oncology,” said
Aduro’s scientific advisory board now includes nine leading immunology and oncology experts:
Drew Pardoll(chairman), M.D., Ph.D., Abeloff Professorship of Oncology, Director of the Bloomberg-Kimmel Institute for Cancer Immunotherapyand Director of the Cancer Immunology Program at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine; focus on mechanisms by which cancer cells evade the immune system; Thomas Gajewski, M.D., Ph.D., leader of the Immunology and Cancer program at the University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center, director of Melanoma Oncology and professor at the Ben May Cancer Institute; focus on the role of Stimulator of Interferon Genes (STING) and immunity; John Hearst, Ph.D., (emeritus member) co-founder of Cerus Corporationand professor emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley; Darren Higgins, Ph.D., professor of Microbiology and Immunobiology at Harvard Medical School; focus on host-pathogen interactions and development of protective immunity; F. Stephen Hodi, M.D., director of the Melanoma Center and the Center for Immuno-Oncologyat Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center, the Sharon Crowley Martin Chair in Melanoma at Dana-Farber Cancer Instituteand professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School; John Mekalanos, Ph.D., Adele H. Lehman Professor of Microbiology and Immunobiology at Harvard Medical School; focus on bacterial pathogenesis and host-pathogen interactions;
- Wiebe Olijve, Ph.D., Microbiologist and former vice president of Research at
Organonand site-head of Schering-Plough BioPharma, emeritus professor of Applied Biology (Nijmegen), co-founder and former CEO of BioNovion (now Aduro Biotech Europe); Daniel A. Portnoy, Ph.D., professor at the University of California, Berkeleywith joint appointments in the divisions of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Immunology and Pathogenesis, Infectious Diseases and Microbial Biology and holds the Edward E. Penhoet Distinguished Chair in Global Public Healthand Infectious Diseases; focus on Listeria monocytogenes; David H. Raulet, Ph.D., tumor immunologist, director of the University of California, Berkeley'sImmunotherapy and Vaccine Research Initiative, Esther and Wendy Schekman Chair in Basic Cancer Biology and professor of Immunology and Pathogenesis in the department of Molecular and Cellular Biology at the University of California, Berkeley; focus on tumor immune-surveillance and immunotherapy for cancer.
Additionally, Aduro Board of Director members
More information about members of the Aduro scientific advisory board, can be found on the Aduro website.
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