SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY BOARD

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Scientific Advisory Board

Scientific Advisory Board

  • Paul Parren, PhD

    Paul Parren, PhD

    Prof. Paul W.H.I. Parren is dedicated to translating antibody biology and immunotherapy knowledge into innovative therapeutics and technologies. He holds a PhD in molecular immunology from the University of Amsterdam (1992) and was an Associate Professor at The Scripps Research Institute. He led research and preclinical development at Genmab, leading to seven product approvals to date and is an inventor of multiple drugs and two clinically translated technologies. 


    He is a tenured Professor of Molecular Immunology at the Leiden University Medical Center. In 2018, he joined LAVA Therapeutics, a biotechnology company that discovers and develops bispecific gamma-delta T cell engagers from its Gammabody platform to transform cancer therapy, as its Executive Vice President and Head of R&D. He also provides drug development, patent and investment advice as an independent consultant from his company Sparring Bioconsult. He is currently the chair of the Board of Directors for The Antibody Society, an international non-profit trade organization involved in antibody research and development.

  • Peter Ho, MD, PhD

    Peter Ho, MD, PhD

    Dr. Ho’s career has focused on cancer drug discovery and development. He previously served as Chief Medical Officer at Boston Pharmaceuticals and Epizyme Inc. Prior, he was Co-Founder and President of BeiGene Ltd. located in Beijing, China. His prior leadership roles include serving as Senior VP of oncology discovery at GlaxoSmithKline and VP of oncology development at Johnson & Johnson. Since 1995, he has been responsible for the first-in-human dosing of 19 anticancer agents and has overseen the development of over 60 hematology and oncology compounds in clinical phases of testing, contributing to 11 NCE approvals to date. He currently serves as Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of North Carolina’s Eshelman School of Pharmacy, a Scientific Advisory Board Member for Accent Therapeutics, and on the Board of Directors for Aravive Inc. and Celeris Therapeutics.

  • Robert Kramer, PhD

    Robert Kramer, PhD

    Dr. Robert Kramer has over 30 years of expertise in the oncology research industry including serving as the Vice President of Oncology Research & Development at BMS and Vice President and Global Head of Oncology Discovery at Johnson and Johnson. Dr. Kramer is currently Chief Scientific Officer of Portage Biotech. In addition, Dr. Kramer has held positions at Wyeth as the Director of Oncology-Immunology Research and as an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School.

  • Tao Dong, PhD

    Tao Dong, PhD

    Dr. Tao Dong has expertise the immunology field, more specifically in tumor-specific cytotoxic T-cells. Dr. Dong is currently serving as Professor of Immunology at Oxford University and has served as the Director for Oxford-CAMS Joint International Centre for Translational Immunology and Director of CAMS Oxford Institute. In addition, Dr. Dong has served as the Head of the Anti-cancer/Anti-viral cytotoxic T cell Laboratory at Oxford University.

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