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Strategic Advisors

Webster K. Cavenee, Ph.D.

Director of Strategic Alliances, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research
Since 2015, Dr. Cavenee is Director, Strategic Alliances-CNS of Ludwig Cancer Research with global responsibilities. He is also Distinguished Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Diego.
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Pamela Garzone, Ph.D.

Chief Development Officer, Anixa Biosciences
Pamela Garzone, Ph.D., joined Calibr as Chief Medical Officer in May 2019, bringing decades of clinical research experience, spanning large pharmaceutical companies, biotech startups and academia...
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Chih-Kao Hu, Ph.D., MBA

Management Consultant, Qral Group

Chih-Kao is an experienced management consultant working with top 100 pharmaceutical and biotech companies across more than 50 countries. His consulting approach concentrates in providing evidence-based commercialization strategies to healthcare…

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Lance Kawaguchi

Chief Executive Officer, Cure Brain Cancer Foundation

Mr. Lance Kawaguchi is an internationally recognized executive leader and board member, with over 25 years of global finance and banking experience, including living and working throughout North America, Europe,…

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Raju Kucherlapati, Ph.D.

Paul C. Cabot Professor of Genetics, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Since 2001 Dr. Kucherlapati is the Paul C. Cabot Professor of Genetics and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and was the first...
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Lou Lieto, Ph.D., J.D.

Partner, Wilson Sonsini

Dr. Louis D. Lieto is the leader of the patents and innovations department at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati and is a partner in the firm’s Boston office. Lou advises…

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Jimmy Lu, J.D., MBA

Co-Founder, R3 BIO

Mr. Jimmy Lu has over 25+ years of high tech and venture capital experience. Having a background in technology investing, he focuses much of his time now on healthcare related…

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Patty Obermaier

Vice President, US Health and Life Sciences, Microsoft
Patty Obermaier leads Microsoft’s US sales strategy for driving digital transformation across customers and partners within the health and life sciences marketplace.
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Program Advisors

Monica Bertagnolli, M.D.

Richard E. Wilson Professor of Surgery in the Field of Surgical Oncology, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Bertagnolli is a professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School, and chief of the Division of Surgical Oncology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. She has…

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Carlo M. Croce, M.D.

Professor of Internal Medicine, The Ohio State University

Dr. Croce entered the school of medicine of La Sapienza University of Rome and graduated in 1969 summa cum laude in medicine and Latin.  He began his career in the…

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Aleksandra Filipovic, M.D., Ph.D.

Head of Oncology, PureTech Health

Aleksandra Filipovic MD, PhD, is head of oncology at PureTech, where she manages Oncology Asset Sourcing, review of oncology/ immuno oncology technologies and platforms from academia world-wide as well as…

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Dimitra Georganopoulou, Ph.D.

Innovation Faculty, MIT linQ CATALYST

Dimitra is an experienced biotech professional with deep knowledge of personalized medicine projects, therapeutics. medical devices, diagnostics, and Health IT. Dimitra is a general partner of Qral Ventures, and serves…

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Jennifer Grandis, M.D.

American Cancer Society Professor, University of California San Francisco

Dr. Jennifer Grandis is an otolaryngologist and associate vice chancellor for clinical and translational research at UCSF. She directs the Clinical and Translational Science Institute, which provides resources and builds…

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Kim Kamdar, Ph.D.

Managing Partner, Medical Excellence Capital

Kim Kamdar, Ph.D. is a Managing Partner with Medical Excellence Capital. Kim has been involved in cutting edge therapeutic start-ups and companies with promising molecular and companion diagnostics to support…

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Scott Lippman, M.D.

Director, Moores Cancer Center, UC San Diego Health

Scott M. Lippman, MD, is director of Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health, professor of Medicine at UC San Diego School of Medicine, senior associate dean and associate…

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Beverly Lu, Ph.D.

Investment Manager, Health, Emerson Collective

Beverly Lu is a Biotech VC Investment Manager at Emerson Collective. Prior to joining Emerson, Beverly was a Director at Amgen, responsible for driving strategy and operations of the US…

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Amy Millman

President & Co-Founder, Springboard Enterprises
Amy Millman is a passionate advocate for women entrepreneurs building Big Businesses Starting Small. In 2000, Amy co-founded Springboard Enterprises ...
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Eifion Phillips, Ph.D., J.D.

Patent Attorney
A medicinal chemistry scientist turned patent attorney, Dr. Eifion Phillips has helped secure his clients’ intellectual property portfolios across various fields and innovations...
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Kanaga Sabapathy, Ph.D.

Head, Division of Cellular and Molecular Research, National Cancer Center Singapore
Dr. Sabapathy obtained his Ph.D. in Molecular and Cellular Immunology from the Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (IMCB), A*STAR, Singapore, in 1995.
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Michael Salgaller, Ph.D.

Supervisory Invention Development & Marketing Specialist, National Institutes of Health/National Cancer Institute

Dr. Michael Salgaller leads the Invention Development and Marketing Unit within the National Cancer Institute’s Technology Transfer Center, where he leverages over 20 years of business, scientific, and investment experience…

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Paul Schimmel, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, The Scripps Research Institute
Paul Schimmel, Ph.D., is a biophysical chemist and he received his B.A. in biochemistry and biophysics from Ohio Wesleyan University in 1962...
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Fei Shen, Ph.D.

Managing Director, Boehringer Ingelheim Venture Fund USA

Fei is an Investment Director in the Boehringer Ingelheim Corporate Venture Fund. She joined the Boehringer Ingelheim Venture Fund in 2020 and is located in Boston, MA. Fei received her…

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Thea Tlsty, Ph.D.

Professor of Pathology, University of California San Francisco

Dr. Thea Tlsty is Professor of Pathology at the University of California, San Francisco. She is known for her research in cancer biology, and her involvement in the discovery of…

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Daniel D. Von Hoff M.D., F.A.C.P.

Physician-in-Chief & Distinguished Professor, Translational Genomics Research Institute
Daniel D. Von Hoff, M.D., F.A.C.P. FASCO, FAACR is currently Physician in Chief, Distinguished Professor at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) in Phoenix, Arizona.
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Barbara Weber, M.D.

President & CEO, Tango Therapeutics

Barbara is President and CEO of Tango Therapeutics, a biotechnology company she began building shortly after joining Third Rock Ventures (TRV) in March 2015.  Tango launched with a $55M Series…

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