Alligator Bioscience announces the expansion of its management team with the appointment of Charlotte A Russell, MD, PhD, as Chief Medical Officer and Peter Ellmark, PhD, Associate professor, as Vice President Discovery.
Dr Russell will be responsible for leading Alligator’s clinical team in progressing the company’s immuno-oncology projects towards proof of concept in cancer patients. Her near-term focus will be advancing the bispecific antibody drug candidate ATOR-1015 into clinical studies during 2018. Dr Russell is a board-certified specialist in hematology and internal medicine, and will join Alligator from her role as Senior Medical Director at Genmab A/S, Denmark. She will assume her new role on 1 January 2018.
Dr Ellmark, currently Principal Scientist at Alligator, has been appointed Vice President Discovery. He will lead Alligator’s efforts to establish novel concepts for tumor-directed immunotherapies and to build the Discovery pipeline. He will assume his new position from 1 January 2018.
To support Alligator’s growing scale, Cecilia Hofvander has been recruited as Director Investor Relations & Communications to lead all investor relations activities going forward. Cecilia replaces Rein Piir, part-time consultant VP Investor Relations.
“We are very pleased to make these important appointments to the management team and look forward to welcoming Charlotte to Alligator. Charlotte and Peter bring extensive clinical and scientific experience at this exciting phase of development that will be hugely influential to our value generation”, said Per Norlén, CEO at Alligator Bioscience. “I want to thank Rein Piir for his important contribution during the IPO process and for his guidance during the first period as a public company.”