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Scientific Advisory Board

Jeffrey Bluestone

Jeffrey A. Bluestone, PhD

Dr. Bluestone serves as the chairman of Arcus’s Scientific Advisory Board. He is CEO and President of Sonoma Biotherapeutics and A.W. and Mary Margaret Clausen Distinguished Professor in Metabolism and Endocrinology at University of California, San Francisco.

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Christopher Garcia

Christopher Garcia, PhD

Dr. Garcia is an investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. He also serves as a professor at the Stanford University School of Medicine across 2 departments (Molecular and Cellular Physiology and Structural Biology).

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Linda Higgins


Dr. Higgins currently serves as Senior Vice President Research, Innovation & Portfolio at Gilead Sciences, Inc. She joined Gilead in 2010 and in her first nine years led Biology, leading a significant expansion of the therapeutic area scope and capabilities of the department.

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David Lacey

David Lacey, MD

Dr. Lacey has had a distinguished academic and highly accomplished biopharmaceutical industry career discovering and creating life-changing and critical quality of life improvement therapies for patients.

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Antoni Ribas

Antoni Ribas, MD, PhD

Dr. Ribas is an internationally recognized physician-scientist who conducts translational and clinical research to understand how the immune system can be used to treat cancer. He has been a leader in the research and clinical development of multiple types of therapeutic agents, including immune checkpoint inhibitors, gene-engineered

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Stefani Spranger

Stefani Spranger, PhD

Dr. Spranger is currently an Assistant Professor of Biology at the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She researches the interactions between cancer and the immune system,

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