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Transforming the Future of Immunotherapy


Founder, Chief Science Officer, Director

Theresa A. Deisher, Ph.D.

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Doctoral degree in Molecular and Cellular Physiology from Stanford University School of Medicine. Holds more than 47 issued US/EU/Japan patents and 4 discoveries in clinical trials. Over 30 years of pharmaceutical leadership experience including Genentech, Repligen, ZymoGenetics, Immunex, and Amgen.

Chief Executive Officer

Joe Luminiello

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Joe Luminiello is a healthcare industry executive with more than 30 years of commercial, development and C-suite-level experience. He also has vast experience in the startup, merger and product-launch market segments.

SVP Regulatory Affairs

Janet R. Rea

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Janet R. Rea, M.S.P.H., has over 35 years of experience in clinical development through commercialization in biologics and small molecules. She received her B.S. degree in Microbiology and Masters in Public Health from the University of Washington, where she has also served as Clinical Assistant Professor in the Biomedical Regulatory Affairs Certificate and Master’s Program.

Chief Medical Officer - Compassionate Use Program

Edward Loniewski, D.O.

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Michigan State University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. University of Chicago Fellowship Arthritis & Adult Reconstruction. Founder Cellular Healing.

VP of Investor Relations

Terry Kopp

Terrence (Terry) Kopp had a successful 27-year history in marketing and sales with a major programming network in cable TV and has served in investor relations leadership for AVM Biotechnology since 2014, including leading series B, C, and D raises.

Director of Lab Research

Peter Jarzyna, Ph.D.

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Dr. Jarzyna received his Ph.D. in Pharmacy (tumor biology/imaging) from the University of Regensburg in Germany. While doing postdoctoral work at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, NY and later at Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA, he gained international experience in the field of preclinical cancer/imaging research and has successfully led many projects.

Director of Communications & Business Development

Jena Dalpez

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Ms. Dalpez has an extensive background in communications, sales, marketing, contract management & negotiation, event planning, financial management, project & product management, and community outreach in the health insurance field as well as in the nonprofit sector.

Director of IT

Andrew A. Aldwell

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Mr. Aldwell has over ten years of experience working in and around the IT sector, as well as a strong background in software engineering and web development.  He has received a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Real-Time Interactive Simulation from DigiPen Institute of Technology.

Advisory Board

Scientific & Clinical Advisor

William Matsui, M.D.

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Deputy Director Livestrong Cancer Institutes, Professor Department of Oncology, Dell Medical School, received his AB in Biochemistry from Harvard and M.D. from the University of California SanFrancisco. Dr. Matsui has carried out research throughout his career making several key discoveries in clinical oncology.

Scientific & Clinical Advisor

Frank Buttgereit, M.D.

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Senior Consultant and Deputy Director, Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin. Professor of Rheumatology, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin. 

Scientific & Clinical Advisor

Gordon Roble, D.V.M.

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Dr. Roble is Director of Comparative Medicine at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. He received his MBA from NYU, his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Tufts University, and BA in Biology from Swarthmore College.

Scientific & Clinical Advisor

Gianpietro Dotti, M.D.

Director of the Immunotherapy Program at the University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He received his medical degree from the University of Milan in Italy, with further training in hematology from the University of Parma and a post-doctoral fellowship from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.

Scientific & Clinical Advisor

Gustavo Mahler, Ph.D.

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Former CEO AGC Biologics. Dr. Mahler received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Buenos Aires, MBA from the University UNED of Madrid, and an Executive Certification in Management from MIT Sloan.

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