Chief of Staff, Co-Founder
Theresa Janke is a co-founder and has served in positions of increasing responsibility since our inception. Prior to assuming her current title, she served as our Chief Strategy Officer since February 2020 and Chief Operating Officer from April 2018 through January 2020. Ms. Janke previously served in various consulting roles in 2013-2014 including: Senior Director of Corporate Projects & Alliance Management at SillaJen, Inc. (formerly Jennerex Biotherapeutics Inc.), a biotech company focused on engineering and developing oncolytic immunotherapeutics, and Director, Clinical Research & Development—Strategy and Alliances at Celgene Corporation, a global biopharmaceutical company.
Prior to that, she served in positions of increasing responsibility, including Director of Clinical Operations, at Jennerex Biotherapeutics Inc., an oncolytic immunotherapy biotech company, from 2007 through 2013. She is a co-founder and served on the board of directors of Ignite Immunotherapy Inc., a private biotech company focused on oncolytic cancer vaccine discovery and development. Ms. Janke received a BS in Biopsychology from the UC Santa Barbara in 1996.