Management

John S. Yu, MD
CEO & Chairman

  • Professor and Clinical Chief of Neurosurgery, Director of the Brain Tumor Center at Cedars Sinai Medical Center.
  • Developed numerous immunotherapies and nanotechnologies from his NIH funded laboratory.
  • Developed 8 new investigational drugs with the FDA and has led numerous clinical trials.
  • Former officer of ImmunoCellular Therapeutics.
  • BAS from Stanford, MD from Harvard Medical School and MIT.
  • Immunology Fellowship at the Institut Pasteur, Paris, Neurosurgery Residency at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard.

Ramachandran Murali, Ph.D
VP, Research and Development

  •  Associate Professor, Biomedical Sciences and Research in Immunology at Penn/Cedars Sinai Medical Center.
  • Leading expert in X-ray crystallography, biophysical, biochemical, and immunology fields, having made significant advances in molecular engineering and cell surface receptors by developing pharmacological agents which include new paradigms in structure-based peptidomimetics drug discovery.
  • Developed numerous technologies that reverse key mechanisms of immune suppression of cancer.

Neil Bhowmick, Ph.D
Chief Scientific Officer

  • Professor of the Department of Medicine and Director of the Cancer Biology Program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
  • Fellowship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center Research Director, Oppenheimer Urologic Reference Laboratory (OURLab).
  • Holds 6 patents for biomarker detection platforms and stromal targeted therapeutics (inclusive of ENV105 and ENV205).
  • Consultant at Xencor Inc. (NASDAQ: XNCR) and Tracon Pharma (NASDAQ: TCON).
  • NCI/NIH funded for over 15 years and cited over 11,700 times.

Doug Samuelson
Chief Financial Officer

  • Finance & accounting professional with over 25 years of experience.
  • Certified Accountant and current CFO of Wellness Center, USA Inc.
  • Held numerous former CFO positions including Second Sight Medical Products, Inc., AdvaVet, Inc. and Solis Tek, Inc.
  • MSc, Computer Science from California State University, BSc, Accounting from University of Utah.

John S. Yu, MD
CEO & Chairman

  • Professor and Clinical Chief of Neurosurgery, Director of the Brain Tumor Center at Cedars Sinai Medical Center.
  • Developed numerous immunotherapies and nanotechnologies from his NIH funded laboratory.
  • Developed 8 new investigational drugs with the FDA and has led numerous clinical trials.
  • Former officer of ImmunoCellular Therapeutics.
  • BAS from Stanford, MD from Harvard Medical School and MIT.
  • Immunology Fellowship at the Institut Pasteur, Paris, Neurosurgery Residency at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard.

Ramachandran Murali, Ph.D
VP, Research and Development

  •  Associate Professor, Biomedical Sciences and Research in Immunology at Penn/Cedars Sinai Medical Center.
  • Leading expert in X-ray crystallography, biophysical, biochemical, and immunology fields, having made significant advances in molecular engineering and cell surface receptors by developing pharmacological agents which include new paradigms in structure-based peptidomimetics drug discovery.
  • Developed numerous technologies that reverse key mechanisms of immune suppression of cancer.

Neil Bhowmick, Ph.D
Chief Scientific Officer

  • Professor of the Department of Medicine and Director of the Cancer Biology Program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
  • Fellowship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center Research Director, Oppenheimer Urologic Reference Laboratory (OURLab).
  • Holds 6 patents for biomarker detection platforms and stromal targeted therapeutics (inclusive of ENV105 and ENV205).
  • Consultant at Xencor Inc. (NASDAQ: XNCR) and Tracon Pharma (NASDAQ: TCON).
  • NCI/NIH funded for over 15 years and cited over 11,700 times.

Doug Samuelson
Chief Financial Officer

  • Finance & accounting professional with over 25 years of experience.
  • Certified Accountant and current CFO of Wellness Center, USA Inc.
  • Held numerous former CFO positions including Second Sight Medical Products, Inc., AdvaVet, Inc. and Solis Tek, Inc.
  • MSc, Computer Science from California State University, BSc, Accounting from University of Utah.