- Internationally recognized immuno-oncology and cell therapy executive with 20 years of experience in innovative immunotherapies for solid and hematological cancers
- Board-Certified physician-scientist with deep experience at leading organizations such as Bristol Myers Squibb, Iovance Biotherapeutics, the National Cancer Institute (NCI), Goldman Sachs and most recently CARGO Therapeutics
NEW YORK, Dec. 07, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- IN8bio, Inc. (Nasdaq: INAB), a leading clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on innovative gamma-delta T cell therapies, today announced the appointment of Corinne Epperly, MD, MPH, to its Board of Directors.
“Dr. Epperly brings an incredible range of experience from strategic operations and corporate development to clinical and commercial readiness at leading organizations such as CARGO Therapeutics, Bristol Myers Squibb, Iovance Biotherapeutics and Goldman Sachs. Her prior roles focused on advancing immuno-oncology and cellular therapies from strategic, clinical, and commercial perspectives, all of which is directly relevant to our business,” said William Ho, CEO and co-founder of IN8bio. “We welcome her to our team and look forward to her insights as we continue to move toward our mission of achieving Cancer Zero.”
Dr. Epperly will serve on IN8bio’s Compensation Committee as well as its Science & Technology Committee. She will work closely with the management team to provide guidance on strategic, operational, scientific, and clinical matters related to the Company’s pipeline of gamma-delta T cell therapies. With over two decades of experience in oncology as a physician and a scientist, Dr. Epperly uniquely combines her medical expertise with business and financial acumen. She has spent 15 years in leadership roles with a successful track record in oncology drug development and launches.
Before joining IN8bio, Dr. Epperly most recently served as the Chief Operating Officer of CARGO Therapeutics, where she was a key player in CARGO’s formation and the advancement of its next-generation CAR-T cell therapies for cancer patients. Her prior roles include Senior Vice President, Strategy and Operations of Iovance Biotherapeutics and leadership roles at Bristol Myers Squibb, where she played a pivotal role in the launch of OPDIVO® across multiple indications.
“I am thrilled to be joining IN8bio’s Board of Directors and contributing to our shared commitment to advance innovative therapies that can positively impact the lives of cancer patients,” said Corinne Epperly, MD, MPH. “With the Company’s recent scientific and clinical updates, it’s an exciting time to advance these novel therapies for cancer patients. I am honored to lend my knowledge and experience to help the team realize the far-reaching potential of IN8bio’s innovative gamma-delta T cell therapies.”
Dr. Epperly also serves on the board of Sastra Cell Therapy, a Samsara BioCapital and The Column Group funded cell therapy startup. Previously she served on the board of AVEO Oncology until its acquisition by LG Chem in early 2023. Dr. Epperly holds a Distinguished Bachelor of Arts in Biochemistry and Biology from the University of Virginia. She earned her Doctorate of Medicine from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and her Masters of Public Health from the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health.
IN8bio is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of gamma-delta T cell product candidates for solid and liquid tumors. Gamma-delta T cells are a specialized population of T cells that possess unique properties, including the ability to differentiate between healthy and diseased tissue. IN8bio’s DeltEx platform employs allogeneic, autologous, iPSC and genetically modified approaches to develop cell therapies, designed to effectively identify and eradicate tumor cells.
IN8bio has initiated a Phase 2 trial of INB-400 in GBM at multiple centers across the United States and has two ongoing Phase 1 trials in solid and hematological tumors, including INB-200 for GBM and INB-100 for patients with hematologic malignancies undergoing transplantation. IN8bio also has a broad portfolio of preclinical programs focused on addressing other hematological and solid tumor cancers. For more information about IN8bio and its programs, please visit www.IN8bio.com.
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