Scientific Advisory Board
Lieping Chen, MD, PhD
Director of Cancer Immunology,
The Yale Cancer Center,
Yale University School of Medicine
Dr. Lieping Chen is a Director of Cancer Immunology at the Yale Cancer Center, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut. From 1997 to 2010, he served as a Professor of Dermatology and Oncology and Director of Dermatology Research at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Previously, Dr. Chen worked for Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. in Seattle as an research scientist, and as a Professor in the Department of Immunology, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Dr. Chen's laboratory was the first to use costimulation to enhance tumor immunity in 1992 and has identified and characterized a series of molecules in the B7 and the TNF receptor/ligand superfamilies. Dr. Chen has published more than 200 scientific papers, review articles and book chapters, and edited two books. He has delivered more than 150 seminars, lecturer and speeches and served in many committees and advisory boards for US federal government and private organizations.
Richard A. Flavell, PhD, FRS
Chairman, Sterling Professor of Immunobiology,
Yale University School of Medicine
Dr. Flavell is Sterling Professor of Immunobiology at Yale University School of Medicine. He received his B.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in biochemistry from the University of Hull, England, and performed postdoctoral work in Amsterdam and Zurich. Before accepting his current position, Dr. Flavell was first Assistant Professor at the University of Amsterdam; then Head of the Laboratory of Gene Structure and Expression at the National Institute for Medical Research, Mill Hill, London; and subsequently President and Chief Scientific Officer of Biogen Research Corporation, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Dr. Flavell is a fellow of the Royal Society and a member of the National Academy of Sciences. He was recently elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies. He has published over 800 papers and is recipient of many awards including Invitrogen Meritorious Career Award from the American Association of Immunologists.
Sherie L. Morrison, PhD
Chairwoman, Department of Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics, UCLA
Dr. Morrison has an extensive background in academia and business. She is a full professor at UCLA and has been a world-renowned pioneer on recombinant antibody technology. Her accomplishments include developing techniques for the creation of chimeric antibodies and novel expression systems including polymeric antibodies and antibody fusion proteins.
Tom is an advisory member and consultant to ImmunGene. Most recently, he was Vice Present and Global head of Proteins Sciences at the leading Biotechnology Company, Amgen for 28 year. He was responsible for moving many molecules in to the clinic, including several approved drugs such as Neupogen, Prolia/Xgeva, N-plate etc. His expertise is in protein engineering, production, purification and process development from the bench scale to the clinical grade materials.
Dennis Fenton, PhD
Dennis Fenton was granted a PhD in Microbiology from Rutgers University. He joined Pfizer Central research, working in New Product Development from 1977 – 1981. He joined Amgen at its inception in 1982 as a Research Scientist. During his 26 year career, he held positions of increasing responsibility, including Vice President of Research, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, and Senior Vice President of Operations. He was Amgen’s first Executive Vice President. He holds 5 US patents in microbiology and published over 50 papers and abstracts. He retired from Amgen in 2008 and is currently an independent consultant and a member of the boards of Amira, Kythera, CytomX, Xenoport ,Rugters University, the Keck graduate Institute and the Biotechnology Institute.