Seema P. Rogers, M.S., has served as Head of Clinical Operations of Nurix since August 2019, first as Executive Director from August 2019 to June 2021 and currently as Vice President since June 2021. Ms. Rogers has over 20 years of experience in clinical drug development, primarily in oncology. Before joining Nurix, Ms. Rogers served in a consulting capacity at IGM Biosciences, Stemcentrx (acquired by AbbVie) and Reflexion Medical. Prior to consulting, she worked at FivePrime Therapeutics where she built the company’s clinical operations organization, was responsible for defining operational strategy and managed the development of concurrent assets in oncology. Early in her career, Ms. Rogers served in positions of increasing responsibility at organizations including Cell Genesys, Geron, Genentech and Stanford University, where she managed global clinical trials in all phases of development. Ms. Rogers holds a B.S. from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo and an M.S. from The Johns Hopkins University.
Raf Lambrecht, Ph.D., has served as Head of Regulatory Affairs at Nurix since April 2020. Dr. Lambrecht is a Regulatory Affairs professional with over 25 years of experience in global regulatory strategy and execution. Prior to Nurix, he held regulatory positions with increasing responsibilities at Baxter, Bayer, and FibroGen. He has successfully filed and obtained approvals for INDs, CTAs, NDAs, and BLAs for high profile lead compounds in therapeutic areas of hemophilia, anemia, oncology, respiratory, autoimmune, and neuromuscular degenerative diseases. He brings to Nurix broad international regulatory expertise across the CMC, nonclinical and clinical regulatory areas, and broad experience solving complex regulatory issues in biologics and small molecules. In his early career, Dr. Lambrecht authored expert position papers and participated in pioneering Industry-Agency working groups for guideline development in Europe. He earned a master’s degree in Pharmacology and Ph.D. in Radiopharmaceuticals from the University of Gent, Belgium, and an MBA from St. Mary’s College in Moraga, California.
Marine Champsaur, Ph.D., has served as Vice President and Head of Medical Affairs since August 2022. Prior to joining Nurix, Dr. Champsaur provided scientific strategy and communications consulting services to early-stage biotech companies across a range of treatment modalities spanning the autoimmune and inflammatory disease, vaccine, and oncology space. Before that, Dr. Champsaur played a pivotal role in building the medical affairs function at Dermira, Inc., where she led the medical strategy and communications team. Early in her career, she held roles of increasing responsibility at UCB Pharma within immunology global medical affairs. Dr. Champsaur holds a B.A. in Molecular and Cell Biology from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Ph.D. in Immunology from the University of California, San Francisco.
Janine Powers, Ph.D., has served as Head of Translational Medicine at Nurix since September 2018. Dr. Powers has over 20 years of experience in drug development spanning multiple indications. Prior to joining Nurix, Dr. Powers worked in positions of increasing responsibility at FivePrime Therapeutics and was one of the founding members of the Clinical Biomarkers and Companion Diagnostics organization. During this time, Dr. Powers managed biomarker strategy and execution on multiple global oncology trials evaluating both targeted therapeutics and cancer immunotherapies. Dr. Powers holds a B.S. in Biology from the University of California, San Diego, a Ph.D. in Integrative Biology and Physiology from the University of California, Los Angeles, and completed her postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford University School of Medicine.
Frederick Cohen, Ph.D., joined Nurix in 2017 and has served as Head of Medicinal Chemistry since April 2020. He has more than 20 years of experience in small molecule drug discovery, spanning multiple therapeutic areas including oncology, neurodegeneration and antibiotics. Prior to joining Nurix, he served at Achaogen, Genentech, and Tularik. Dr. Cohen earned his B.A. in Chemistry from Occidental College and his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of California, Irvine.
Eren Demirhan, Ph.D., has served as Vice President and Head of Biometrics at Nurix since March 2021, leading the Company’s Biostatistics and Clinical Data Science efforts. Dr. Demirhan brings over 17 years of experience in drug pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, championing data-driven drug development ideology and implementation. Prior to joining Nurix, Dr. Demirhan served in a variety of roles at Allogene Therapeutics, Medivation, Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Novartis, Biogen, and GSK. Dr. Demirhan holds a B.A. in Statistics from Middle East Technical University, a Ph.D. in Statistics from North Carolina State University and an M.B.A from Kenan Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill.
Elizabeth Bosch, Ph.D., has served as Vice President, Alliance and Program Management at Nurix since January 2023 and served as the company’s Head of Alliance Management and Research Program Management from June 2018 through December 2022. Prior to joining Nurix, she worked at Five Prime Therapeutics, Inc., Incyte Corporation and Sentinel Biosciences, Inc. Dr. Bosch earned an M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles and completed her postdoctoral work at the Cell Signaling Dept, DNAX/Schering Plough Biopharma and the Jules Stein Eye Institute at UCLA.
Bev Benson, Ph.D., has served as Vice President and Head of Clinical Science at Nurix since January 2022. Dr. Benson has over 22 years of experience in drug development across numerous indications and has worked on five drugs that have received FDA approval. During her career, she has worked as a Clinical Scientist serving in positions of increasing responsibility at Amgen, Jazz Pharmaceuticals, BeiGene, CytomX Therapeutics and most recently at Principia Biopharma. Dr. Benson holds a B.S. in Microbiology from the University of Oklahoma and a Ph.D. in Pharmacology & Toxicology from the University of Kansas, and she completed her postdoctoral fellowship at the Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah.
Cristiana Guiducci, Ph.D., has served as Senior Vice President, Immunology and Oncology Research of Nurix since January 2021 and served as the company’s Vice President, Immunology and Oncology Research from 2019 through 2020. Prior to joining Nurix, Dr. Guiducci was the Vice President of Oncology Research at Dynavax Technologies where she directed all foundational research leading to the development of the Dynavax immune-oncology assets. Prior to her work in oncology, she directed the discovery and characterization of drug candidates for autoimmune diseases at Dynavax. She received her bachelor and master’s degrees in molecular biology from University of Rome, Italy and her Ph.D. in immunology from the Open University of London, UK. She completed her post-doctoral training at National Tumor Institute in Milan, Italy.
Christopher B. Phelps, Ph.D., has served as Vice President and Head of Early Discovery at Nurix since January 2021. Dr. Phelps has more than 10 years of experience in small molecule discovery, with a focus on DNA encoded library technology. Prior to joining Nurix, he served in multiple roles at GSK, most recently as Director of DNA Encoded Library Screening. He earned his B.S. in Biology from St. Lawrence University and his Ph.D. in Chemistry and Biochemistry from the University of California, San Diego, and he completed his post-doctoral training at Harvard University.