Chief Financial Officer
Calithera Biosciences, Inc. is a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company focused on discovering and developing novel small molecule drugs directed against tumor metabolism and tumor immunology targets for the treatment of cancer. Calitheraâ€™s lead product candidate, CB-839, is currently being evaluated in three Phase 1 clinical trials in solid and hematological cancers. CB-1158 is a first-in- class immuno-oncology metabolic checkpoint inhibitor targeting arginase, a critical immunosuppressive enzyme responsible for T-cell suppression by myeloid-derived suppressor cells. Arginase depletes arginine, a nutrient that is critical for the activation, growth and survival of the bodyâ€™s cancer-fighting immune cells, known as cytotoxic T -cells. Calithera is headquartered in South San Francisco, California.
Experienced Board Member and audit committee member, with a demonstrated history of investing in the Biotechnology industry. Skilled in Investor Relations, Finance and IPO process, and Competitive Intelligence. MHA focused in Health Care Management from Cornell University.