Ankyra is developing a platform to significantly improve both the safety and efficacy of cytokine immunotherapies for cancer. Systemic dosing of these powerful immune stimulants has historically been limited by broad immune activation and toxicity. We have developed methods to localize cytokines specifically and persistently within tumors thereby creating intense hot spots of inflammation that activate a comprehensive anti-tumor immune response. Our mission is to translate this approach into the clinic and demonstrate superior efficacy compared to available options.

Founders

Tillman Gerngross, Ph.D.

Tillman Gerngross, Ph.D.

Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board

Karl Dane Wittrup, Ph.D.

Karl Dane Wittrup, Ph.D.

Co-founder

Darrell Irvine, Ph.D.

Darrell Irvine, Ph.D.

Co-founder

Team

Sailaja Battula, Ph.D.

Sailaja Battula, Ph.D.

Senior Director, Translational Research

Gail Iodice, BSN RN

Gail Iodice, BSN RN

Senior Director, Clinical Development

Howard L. Kaufman, M.D., FACS

Howard L. Kaufman, M.D., FACS

President and Chief Executive Officer

Cheryl K. Kent, MA

Cheryl K. Kent, MA

Senior Director, Clinical Operations

Michael Schmidt, Ph.D.

Michael Schmidt, Ph.D.

Chief Scientific Officer

Gregory Zarbis-Papastoitsis, Ph.D.

Gregory Zarbis-Papastoitsis, Ph.D.

EVP of Process and Manufacturing Sciences

Board of Directors

Tillman Gerngross, Ph.D.
Co-Founder & CEO of Adimab, LLC

Terry McGuirePartner, Polaris Partners

Ajay RoyanPartner, Mithril Capital

Phil FerneauManaging Partner, Borealis Ventures

Scientific Advisory Board

Dr. Genevieve Boland, M.D, Ph.D.

Dr. Genevieve Boland, M.D, Ph.D.

Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital

Dr. James L. Gulley, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. James L. Gulley, M.D., Ph.D.

National Cancer Institute

Dr. John M. Kirkwood, M.D.

Dr. John M. Kirkwood, M.D.

University of Pittsburgh, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center

Dr. James J. Mulé, M.D.

Dr. James J. Mulé, M.D.

Moffitt Cancer Center

Stefani Spranger, Ph.D.

Stefani Spranger, Ph.D.

Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT

Scientific Resources

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