An Experienced and Knowledgeable Team
AnTolRx is led by an experienced and knowledgeable team of scientists, advisors, board members and partners dedicated to developing new therapeutics and advancing the field of immunotherapy.
AnTolRx was founded based on groundbreaking research performed in the field of immune tolerance by the company’s scientific founder, Dr. Francisco J. Quintana at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School.
Founder and CEO, Member Board of Directors
Mark has 25 years of operating and investment experience in healthcare and technology companies. Mark Carthy co-founded Orion Equity Partners, LLC in 2008. Orion invests in and advises commercial real estate, biotechnology and private equity companies. Prior to Orion, Mark joined Oxford Bioscience Partners in 2000 and became General Partner in 2001. Before joining Oxford, he was Biotechnology Portfolio Manager at Morningside Ventures where he focused on early stage private equity investments. Previously, he was Chief Business Officer of Cubist Pharmaceuticals, where he in-licensed Cubicin, Cubist’s commercial antibiotic that reached annual sales more than $1 billion in 2014. Prior to Cubist Mark was Senior Director of Business Development at Vertex Pharmaceuticals where he was responsible for collaborations with major pharmaceutical companies. He received his B.E. in Chemical Engineering from University College Dublin, Ireland and an M.S. in Chemical Engineering from University of Missouri. He received his MBA from Harvard Business School in 1987. Mark was listed on the Forbes 2009 Midas List as a leading venture capitalists.
Francisco J Quintana, PhD
Scientific Founder, Member Board of Directors
Additionally: Associate Professor of Neurology at the Center for Neurologic Diseases, Department of Neurology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and an Associate Member at the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT.
Dr. Quintana, a graduate of the University of Buenos Aires (1999, Argentina), obtained his PhD in immunology at the Weizmann Institute of Science (2004, Israel). He received postdoctoral training at the Weizmann Institute of Science and at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School. In 2009, Dr. Quintana joined the faculty of Harvard Medical School. He is the recipient of the Lady Anne Chain Prize for Academic Excellence and Scientific Achievements (Israel), the Junior Investigator Award from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, the Pathway to Independence Award of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, the Award for Outstanding Research Achievement form Nature Biotechnology and the Tecan Award for Innovation, the Harry Weaver Award from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and the Harvard School of Medicine Mentor Award.
Dr. Quintana’s research investigates signaling pathways that control the immune response, with the ultimate goal of identifying novel therapeutic targets and biomarkers for immune-mediated disorders. Dr. Quintana has published over 100 peer reviewed articles and book chapters. Dr. Quintana’s research is funded through grants from the National Institutes of Health, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and other foundations and industry. Dr. Quintana is a permanent member of study sections at the National Institutes of Health, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and the Wellcome Trust Peer Review College (UK), and he is also an ad hoc reviewer for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America.
Satish Jindal, PhD
Member Board of Directors
Addtionally: Chief Executive Officer, Allied-Bristol Life sciences, LLC, Boston, MA
Satish Jindal serves as CEO of Allied-Bristol Life Sciences, LLC (ABLS) companies. Prior to ABLS, Satish served as a Vice President, Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) and Managing Director of Biocon-Bristol-Myers Squibb Research Center (BBRC) in Bangalore, India. BBRC is an affiliate of BMS with ~575 R&D people with expertise in discovery and early development of drug candidates. During his tenure at BMS, he partnered with Allied Minds and BMS teams to create the unique innovator model, ABLS. He has an extensive experience in forming and building biotechnology companies, including Vedantra Inc., an immunotherapy company that he co-founded based on intellectual property from the Koch Institute at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); Verastem Inc., a NASDAQ-listed cancer stem cell company that he co-founded with researchers from the Whitehead Institute, the Broad Institute and MIT; and NeoGenesis Inc., a drug discovery company that was acquired by Schering-Plough in 2005. He was a Vice president and Site Head at Schering-Plough Research Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts from 2005-2008 and also worked in Business Development at UCB Pharma in UK. He did his postdoctoral work at Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research at MIT, Cambridge, MA and at McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, and obtained his Ph.D in Biochemistry from Punjab University-India.
Peter Lomedico, PhD
Director, Member Board of Directors
Additionally: Director, Partnerships and Alliance Management
Peter Lomedico, Ph.D., joined JDRF in 2005 to lead the Industry Partnerships Program, an e or that supports the transfer of early-stage research to the commercial sector. Dr. Lomedico works closely with the research scientists to accelerate the development and delivery of disease-modifying therapeutics and devices for people with type 1 diabetes (T1D) by engaging industry on JDRF research projects. A number of large pharmaceutical companies have entered into licensing and product development and commercialization agreements with JDRF-funded biotechnology companies, providing evidence that big pharma recognizes the commercial potential in T1D products. Dr. Lomedico has a diverse background in molecular biology, diabetes research, and drug discovery, with more than 25 years of pharmaceutical and biotechnology experience. Previously, he worked at NeoGenesis Pharmaceuticals, as vice president of strategic alliances, at CuraGen Corporation as vice president of discovery research, and at Genome Therapeutics Corporation as vice president of human genetics. In addition, Dr. Lomedico conducted genomics and drug discovery research in various positions at Ho mann-LaRoche.
Dr. Lomedico received his bachelor’s degree in biology from Villanova University and his doctorate in molecular biology from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, and conducted research in the laboratory of Dr. Walter Gilbert at Harvard University with a postdoctoral research fellowship from JDRF.
Barbara S. Fox, PhD
Director, Member Board of Directors
Barbara S. Fox, PhD, is a biotechnology executive with extensive leadership expertise starting up and building clinical-stage biotech companies. She is currently CEO of Tilos Therapeutics, a Cambridge biotech company developing antibody-based therapies for oncology and immune-mediated diseases. Dr. Fox has previously served as Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Partners Innovation Fund, founder and CEO of Avaxia Biologics, founder and CSO of Recovery Pharmaceuticals, VP Discovery and Immunology at ImmuLogic Pharmaceutical Corp., and Associate Professor of Rheumatology at the U. Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Fox received her AB in chemistry from Bryn Mawr College, her PhD in chemistry from MIT and trained as a post-doc in cellular immunology at the NIH.
Vincent Stanton Jr.
Vincent Stanton is an entrepreneur and consultant who has worked for a variety of diagnostics and therapeutics clients on drug development and personalized medicine projects. Vince was formerly Senior Vice President of Research at Variagenics, an early genomics firm where he helped guide research from startup through IPO, including several major shifts in scientific and business strategy. After medical school Vince completed a pathology residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, followed by postdoctoral training at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and MIT.
Dominika Nowakowska, PhD
Sara Tezza, PhD
Aditi Jhaveri, PhD