Jeffrey S. Weber, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor of oncology and the Deputy Director of Perlmutter, Co-Director of the Melanoma Program at the New York University (NYI)-Langone Cancer Center and Head of Experimental Therapeutics at the NYU Langone Medical Center LLC.

Søren Brunak, Dr. phil., Ph.D., Professor

Søren is rated as one of the Worlds 200 most influential biology and biochemistry scientists.

He is the founding Director of the Center for Biological Sequence Analysis, which was formed in 1993 as a multi-disciplinary research group of molecular biologists, biochemists, medical doctors, physicists, and computer scientists.

Søren is professor of Bioinformatics at the Technical University of Denmark and professor of Disease Systems Biology at the University of Copenhagen.

Søren has been highly active within biological data integration, where machine learning techniques often have been used to integrate predicted or established functional genome, metagenome and proteome annotation. Søren is further a member of the Nobel Award Panel.

Anthony Purcell, Ph.D., Professor

Anthony is an immunologist and a peptide biochemist. Having spent 23 years across both disciplines, he is a leader in the field on ligand/MHC binding mass spec. Tony is currently an NHMRC Principal Research Fellow and Deputy Head (Research) of the Department of Biochemistry at Monash University, an executive committee member of the Australasian Proteomics Society and the Australasian Peptide Society and a member of the Human Proteome Organisation (HUPO) Council. In addition, Anthony is a Visiting Professor in Cancer Science at the University of Southampton (UK).

Michael W. Washabaugh, Ph.D.

Michael is a global leader for therapeutic protein & vaccine development with a broad span of influence and responsibility, involving novel products. He has previously held positions in Adello Biologics (CSO), MedImmunne (Senior Director, Research & Development), Merck & Co Inc. (Senior Director, Head of Biologics and Vaccine Analytical Science and has supported several launched products (US, EU & ROW) including eight vaccines, two monoclonal antibodies, two proteins and two drugs.

Robert J. Palay, J.D., MBA

Robert is Chairman of Tactics II Equity LLC, a life science investment and advisory firm and former Senior Fellow at Harvard’s Advanced Leadership Initiative. Robert is a founder or early stage investor in genomics and stem cell-based companies for over a decade, and from 2004 through 2015 Robert was a founder, Chairman of the Board, and Chief Executive Officer of Cellular Dynamic International (NASDAQ: ICEL), a leader in stem cell manufacturing. In addition, Robert has served as a manager of multiple Tactics II companies, entities specializing in life science investments, been V.P. at Sam Zell’s Equity Group Investments and served on various boards.

Rajeev Surati, Ph.D.

Rajeev is an investor and serial entrepreneur in technology and science.

He has built several successful companies, been involved in some of the first successes in instant messaging and photo sharing on the web and been granted five patens including the core patent for Scalable Display Technologies. In addition, Rajeev has both advised and invested in a number of startup companies. Recently, he has focused his attention to healthcare and synthetic biology both as an investor and a data science mentor at Harvard Medical School.

Andrew C. Weber

Andrew Weber is a former senior fellow at Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard University and the former deputy coordinator for Ebola response at the U.S. Department of State.

From 2009 to 2014, Weber served as Assistant Secretary of Defense for nuclear, chemical, and biological defense programs. Before that, he served as an adviser for threat reduction policy in the office of the Secretary of Defense. Prior to this appointment, Weber was a United States foreign service officer, with diplomatic assignments in Saudi Arabia, Germany, Kazakhstan, and Hong Kong.

Weber has twice been awarded the Exceptional Civilian Service Meda.

Tom Wylonis, Ph.D.

Tom was Chairman of the Board of Evaxion from 2015 to 2020. Tom brings many years of experience to Evaxion as an investor and board member of several life science companies as well as his time working on strategic projects at Bell Labs. Tom is active as a mentor-instructor at MIT and is also a mentor to Penn State engineering students. Tom is also a former Global Director at McKinsey & Company.