Raymond J. Tesi, MD
Dr. Tesi has been our President, Chief Executive Officer and acting Chief Medical Officer since the formation of the Company in September 2015. From November 2011 to May 2015, Dr. Tesi was CEO, President and Acting Chief Medical Officer of FPRT Bio Inc., a development-stage biotech company formed to develop XPro1595 for the treatment of neurodegenerative disease and other inflammatory diseases. From November 2010 to October 2011, Dr. Tesi was Chief Medical Officer of Adienne SRL, an emerging biotech company in Bergamo, Italy focused on products to treat patients with hematologic malignancy. From June 2007 to September 2010, Dr. Tesi was CEO and President of Coronado Biosciences, a company he founded. Dr. Tesi received his MD degree from Washington University School of Medicine in 1982. Dr. Tesi has been a licensed physician since 1982 and Fellow of the American College of Surgery since 1991.
David J. Moss
Mr. Moss has been CFO since the formation of the Company in September 2015. Mr. Moss has founded, funded and taken public various companies in a variety of industries since 1995, most recently Tonix Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: TNXP). Mr. Moss was a founding investor in Reliant Service Group LLC, which was acquired in 2015 by a leading private equity firm. Mr. Moss previously served as Managing Director, Corporate Finance for a New York-based securities firm, where he advised companies on corporate strategy, financings and business development. Prior to that, he served as Managing Partner at a Seattle-based venture capital firm. Mr. Moss holds an MBA from Rice University and a BA in Economics from the University of California, San Diego.
Professor Mark Lowdell, PhD
Prof. Lowdell has been a Chief Scientific Officer and Chief Manufacturing Officer since the formation of the Company in September 2015. Prof. Lowdell is Professor of Cell and Tissue Therapy at University College London, where he has led a translational immunotherapy group since 1994. Since February 2009, Prof. Lowdell has also been Director of Cellular Therapy at the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust. He received his PhD in clinical immunology from London Hospital Medical College, University of London in 1992 and is a qualified immunopathologist.
Christopher J. Barnum
Director of Neuroscience
Dr. Barnum is the Director of Neuroscience at INmune Bio, Inc. Dr. Barnum is a neuroimmunologist with broad expertise across neurodegenerative and psychiatric diseases holding multiple positions in academia and industry, including Emory University, FPRT Bio., SonosBio, and most recently Takeda Pharmaceuticals. His focus has been on translating inflammatory therapies into clinical treatments for neurologic diseases using a biomarker-directed approach. Dr. Barnum has been working with XPro1595 for more than a decade, first at Emory University with Dr. Malú Tansey and subsequently as a consultant for FPRT Bio., Inc. and INmune Bio, before joining INmune Bio full time in 2018. Dr. Barnum’s research has been supported by NIH, The Michael J Fox Foundation, and the Alzheimer’s Association. He received his PhD in Neuroscience from Binghamton University.
Joshua S. Schoonover, Esq.
Assoc. General Counsel
Mr. Schoonover is our in-house counsel, primarily focused on developing intellectual property rights for the Company, as well as managing various licenses and other agreements. Mr. Schoonover has over ten years of experience building and monetizing intellectual property portfolios. His experience also includes multiple transactions, including a recent nine-figure acquisition of a portfolio containing over 230 patent matters which Mr. Schoonover drafted and prosecuted. He received a JD from Western Sierra Law School and a BS in Chemical Physics from San Diego State University. Mr. Schoonover is a member of the State Bar of California and is licensed to practice before the United States Patent & Trademark Office, the Southern District of California and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.