Wendy Young joins MPM Capital as Executive Partner, having spent 25 years in biopharma, and most recently 15 years at Genentech, where she led small-molecule drug discovery. At MPM, she will use her years of chemistry and drug discovery experience to advise on investments and support creation of new company ventures.
Adverum Biotechnologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: ADVM), a clinical-stage gene therapy company targeting unmet medical needs in ocular and rare diseases, has appointed Jim Wang, Ph.D., senior vice president, head of regulatory affairs. Reporting directly to Laurent Fischer, M.D., Adverum’s president and chief executive officer, Dr. Wang will lead regulatory strategies and execution for the company’s product pipeline.
Dr. Wang joins Adverum from PTC Therapeutics, where he served as vice president, global head of regulatory strategy, leading the planning and execution of worldwide regulatory activities across all therapeutic areas focusing on rare disease. He also provided oversight to a cross-functional team for the marketing application of the gene therapy product eladocagene exuparvovec. Previously, he worked with Spark Therapeutics, serving as vice president, head of regulatory affairs strategy.
Dr. Wang earned his Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an MBA from Pennsylvania State University.
Dr. Srivastava has over 20 years of experience as a senior executive in the biopharmaceutical industry. She has served as the Chief Financial Officer at eGenesis Bio since April 2021. From September 2017 to January 2019, Dr. Srivastava served as the Chief Financial and Strategy Officer at Abide Therapeutics, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company that was acquired by H. Lundbeck A/S in 2019. From April 2015 to December 2016, Dr. Srivastava served as the Chief Financial and Strategy Officer at Intellia Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTLA), a gene editing company. Previously, for nearly 15 years Dr. Srivastava was a senior biotechnology analyst at Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, and ThinkEquity Partners, LLC.
Werewolf Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HOWL), an innovative biopharmaceutical company pioneering the development of conditionally activated therapeutics engineered to stimulate the body’s immune system for the treatment of cancer, has added Mike Sherman, Chief Executive Officer of Chimerix, Inc., as a member of its Board of Directors.
Mike Sherman joins the Werewolf Board of Directors with more than 30 years’ experience in the biotechnology and medical technology industries. Before joining Chimerix, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Endocyte, Inc. 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 in 2016. He repositioned the company by re-prioritizing the pipeline, acquiring an external asset, and aggressively executing a phase 3 regulatory and clinical strategy, and was instrumental in Endocyte’s IPO and four subsequent financings. Prior to joining Endocyte, he 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
Werewolf Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HOWL), an innovative biopharmaceutical company pioneering the development of conditionally activated therapeutics engineered to stimulate the body’s immune system for the treatment of cancer, today announced the appointment of Chulani Karunatilake, Ph.D. as Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Dr. Karunatilake brings more than 30 years of experience in Chemistry and Manufacturing Controls (CMC) process and strategy development and will oversee manufacturing operations in the newly formed role…
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