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– Oncology R&D,Translational Research/Development/Medicine, Clinical Research/Development, Immuno-Oncology, Medical Affairs Oncology,Clinical Pharmacology,Oncology Clinical Biostatistics and Programming, Oncology Clinical Genomics and Computational Biology, Oncology R&D Innovation, Oncology R&D Strategy, Oncology Portfolio/Project Management.
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President and Chief Executive Officer, Tracon Pharmaceuticals
Dr. Theuer joined TRACON as President, Chief Executive Officer, and a board member in July 2006. From 2004 to 2006, Dr. Theuer was Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of Clinical Development at TargeGen, Inc. where he led the development of small molecule kinase inhibitors in oncology, ophthalmology and cardiovascular disease. Dr. Theuer was the Director of Clinical Oncology at Pfizer, where he led the clinical development of Sutent® in kidney cancer; Sutent® was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2006 for the treatment of advanced kidney cancer. Dr. Theuer has also held senior positions at IDEC Pharmaceuticals and the National Cancer Institute where he was involved in the development of multiple small molecules and monoclonal antibody therapies. Dr. Theuer holds a B.S. from MIT, an M.D. from UC San Francisco, and a Ph.D. from UC Irvine. He completed a general surgery residency program at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Theuer has held academic positions at the National Cancer Institute and at the University of California, Irvine, where he was a member of the Division of Surgical Oncology. His previous research involved immunotoxin and cancer vaccine development, translational work in cancer patients, and gastrointestinal cancer epidemiology.
Vice President, Diagnostics, Ignyta
Jason Christiansen is the Vice President of Diagnostics for Ignyta. His teams drive the companion diagnostic strategies, test development and applications to support Ignyta’s various therapeutic pipelines. This includes testing in Ignyta’s CLIA/QSR laboratory or working to collaborate and develop different platforms among the clinical trial sites. Prior to Ignyta, Dr. Christiansen was Sr. Director of Assay Development at Genoptix/Novartis, bringing multiple testing platforms, including NGS and digital pathology, into clinical use. Earlier, he led operations and diagnostic development efforts at other biotechnology companies (i.e., HistoRx, Protedyne, Molecular Staging). He received his PhD in Biophysics from the University of California.
Vice President Research, Omniox Inc
Ana joined Omniox in 2012 and is leading company’s R&D effort. Prior to joining Omniox, Ana Krtolica co-founded, and served as CEO and CSO of StemLifeLine, Inc, an early-stage drug discovery company. Dr. Krtolica obtained her Ph.D. from University of Rochester, and did herpost-doctoral research with Dr. Judith Campisi at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. She worked as a career scientist at LBNL with joint appointment at the UCSF. Dr. Krtolica has been Principal Investigator on a number of research grants, has authored multiple patent applications and published more than 30 research papers in peer-reviewed journals, a number of reviews and book chapters.
President & Chief Medical Officer
Kwoya Kirin Pharmaceutical Development Inc.
Jeffrey Humphrey is an oncologist, Chief Medical Officer and President of Kyowa Kirin Pharmaceutical Development Inc. (KKD) based in Princeton, New Jersey. KKD is the American/European drug development subsidiary of Kyowa Hakko Kirin Company (KHK), a top-50 pharmaceutical company aspiring to become a Global Specialty Pharmaceutical company. As CMO/President, Jeff has oversight for US and European development of experimental therapeutics for oncology, neurology, immunology, and a rare genetic disorder. KKD is developing 2 first-in- class KHK compounds that are approved in Japan for T-cell Leukemia and Parkinson’s disease, respectively. Dr.Humphrey is the first American president of KKD, a member of KHK’s senior R&D decision-making committee, and a member of the CEO’s executive committee.
Dr. Humphrey previously served as VP of Oncology at both Bristol-Myers Squibb and Bayer Pharmaceuticals, and Clinical Exploratory Head of Oncology at Pfizer. Dr. Humphrey’s work over the past 20 years has included oversight or direct involvement in development of experimental and marketed oncology medicines, including submissions and/or launches of Sprycel, Ixempra, Yervoy, Erbitux, Nexavar, Ftorafur, and Taxol. He has developed specialized knowledge in anti-angiogenesis, companion diagnostics, and immuno-oncology during his career.
Dr. Humphrey holds an A.B., cum laude, from Harvard University in applied mathematics, anMD, Alpha Omega Alpha, from Case Western University School of Medicine, and completed his internal medicine internship and residency at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Humphrey served as chief oncology fellow at the US NIH National Cancer Institute where he published original research in cell biology, biochemistry and molecular biology while completing fellowships in human medical genetics and medical oncology. Dr. Humphrey has co-authored multiple peer-reviewed publications, book chapters, and a patent, and has served as invited chairman and presenter at numerous academic and industry conferences.
Research & Development, MedImmune
Dr. Dixit conducted extensive graduate and post-graduate training in Toxicology–Biochemistry with both Indian and US Institutions (Case Western Reserve University, Medical College of Ohio, University of Nebraska) and is board certified in Toxicology from the American Board of Toxicology, Inc. since 1992. Rakesh served as a Senior Toxicologist with Midwest Research Institute between 1987 and 1992.
In December 1992, Rakesh joined the Department of Safety Assessment, Merck and Co., Inc, West Point, PA where he served in various management positions. During his about 14 years with Merck, Rakesh contributed to the successful filings of many blockbuster drugs. For about a year, Rakesh was associated with Johnson and Johnson PRD, La Jolla/Alza as Senior Director of Toxicology.
In Aug 2006, Rakesh joined MedImmune, Inc. (an AstraZeneca Biologics company) as Senior Director (R &D) & Global Head of Biologics Safety Assessment, Experimental Pathology, and Laboratory Animal Medicine. In his current position as a Vice President of R &D since 2010, Rakesh is responsible for providing guidance on research and development of biological products; including nonclinical toxicology/safety support for all AstraZeneca-MedImmune biologics products, including monoclonal antibodies and vaccines. Rakesh has published more than 60 papers in renowned international journals and has given over 100 invited lectures/presentations/workshops in national and international meetings. Rakesh is one of the most invited speakers in the biotechnology industry.
Rakesh’s areas of expertise are mainly in the area of pharmaceuticals and biologics drug development, safety assessment of small molecule drugs, biologics, vaccines and in exploring mechanisms of toxicity and biologics pharmacological activity. Rakesh has helped to bring several blockbuster pharmaceuticals to the market while working at Merck. Rakesh a recognized expert in safety and pharmacology biomarkers and their applications.. Rakesh is the Editor-in- chief of Toxicology Mechanisms and Methods and Associate Editor for Toxicology Applied Pharmacology, and Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health. Rakesh was selected by his pharmaceutical peers as the 100 Most Inspiring People in Pharmaceutical Industry by PharmaVOICE in 2015. Rakesh also serves as an expert reviewer and in appointed committee for many programs managed by the prestigious U.S. National Academy of Sciences and US National Institutes of Health, including National Cancer Institute.
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