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Stephen L. Mayo, Ph.D.

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Dr. Mayo has extensive scientific experience relevant to the biopharmaceutical industry, including being the Bren Professor of Biology and Chemistry, Merkin Institute Professor and former Chair of the Division of Biology and Biological Engineering at the California Institute of Technology (“Caltech”) and co-founder of Xencor, a public antibody engineering company. In addition, in his role as the former Vice Provost at Caltech, Dr. Mayo oversaw Caltech’s technology licensing program. Elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 2004 for his pioneering contributions in the field of protein design, Dr. Mayo has also served as a presidential appointee on the National Science Foundation’s National Science Board and as an elected board member for the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Dr. Mayo also serves as a member of the board of directors of Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc and Allogene Therapeutics, Inc.

Career highlights

California Institute of Technology

  • Merkin Institute Professor (2021-present)
  • Bren Professor of Biology and Chemistry (2007–present)
  • Chair, Division of Biology and Biological Engineering (2010–2020)
  • Vice Provost for Research (2007–2010)

Howard Hughes Medical Institute, non-profit medical research organization

  • Investigator (1994–2007)