Alan Korman PhD, Chairman

Dr. Korman is Senior Vice President of Human Immunology at Vir Biotechnology. Previously, he was Vice President for Immuno-Oncology Discovery at Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS), where he led the development of biologics for tumor immunotherapy. Prior to BMS, he held various positions at Medarex. His tenure at BMS and Medarex led to the development of two approved breakthrough drugs for oncology, ipilimumab (anti-CTLA-4) and nivolumab (anti-PD-1) and their combination, pioneering the approach of immune checkpoint blockade. Dr. Korman received his Ph.D. in Cellular and Developmental Biology from Harvard University and was a Whitehead Fellow at the Whitehead Institute at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was also a staff scientist at the Institut Pasteur prior to moving to the biotechnology sector.