“We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Wei Lin to 2seventy’s Board during an exciting time in our Company’s growth,” said Nick Leschly, chief kairos officer. “Wei’s leadership and deep expertise in clinical development strategy for cancer immunotherapy programs will be invaluable as we innovate new treatments to provide more time to patients and families living with cancer.”
“I am excited to join 2seventy’s Board of Directors and contribute my experience in clinical development,” said Wei Lin, M.D. “Unleashing the power of the T cell is a truly inspiring scientific mission. We can take innovative approaches and build into the T cell sophisticated mechanisms to attack the tumor as well as exploring synergy with more traditional modalities, such as biologics and small molecules. I look forward to bringing the lessons learned from my career as a medical oncologist to help guide the optimal strategies in the development of novel treatment options for patients.”
Dr. Lin is currently the Chief Medical Officer at Erasca where he leads development strategy and execution of the company’s precision oncology programs. Prior to joining Erasca, he served as Head of Development at Nektar Therapeutics where he oversaw the development of the company’s immuno-oncology and immunology pipeline. Before Nektar, Dr. Lin was at Genentech, where he served as the Global Development Leader for cancer immunotherapy in lung and head and neck cancer. Dr. Lin also served as a faculty member at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston in the Department of Thoracic/Head and Neck Medical Oncology. He received a B.A. from Haverford College and an M.D. from Harvard Medical School. He completed a residency in internal medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and a fellowship in medical oncology at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.
Dr. Lin has extensive clinical research experience and has been published in more than 15 peer-reviewed journals, including New England Journal of Medicine, Lancet Oncology, and Journal of Clinical Oncology.
About 2seventy bio
Our name, 2seventy bio, reflects why we do what we do – TIME. Cancer rips time away, and our goal is to work at the maximum speed of translating human thought into action – 270 miles per hour – to give the people we serve more time. We are building the leading immuno-oncology cell therapy company, focused on discovering and developing new therapies that truly disrupt the cancer treatment landscape.
With a deep understanding of the human body’s immune response to tumor cells and how to translate cell therapies into practice, we’re applying this knowledge to deliver next generation cellular therapies that focus on a broad range of hematologic malignancies, including the first FDA-approved CAR T cell therapy for multiple myeloma, as well as solid tumors. Our research and development is focused on delivering therapies that are designed with the goal to “think” smarter and faster than the disease. Importantly, we remain focused on accomplishing these goals by staying genuine and authentic to our “why” and keeping our people and culture top of mind every day.
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