Anil is passionate about translating novel science into transformative medicines. He currently serves as Chief Scientific Officer at OncoResponse, a company discovering cancer immunotherapies by interrogating the human immune system. He is also on the board of Surefire Medical.
Anil is the former Vice President of Early Oncology Development at AbbVie and Head of AbbVie’s Redwood City site. During his tenure at AbbVie, he oversaw the global regulatory approvals of Empliciti in multiple myeloma and Zinbryta in multiple sclerosis. As a member of the R&D leadership team, he helped to build an impressive portfolio and key translational science capabilities in oncology, immunology and other diseases.
Anil has held senior roles in the US, Japanese and German biopharma / biotechnology industry for over 30 years leading to the approval of Prosorba in rheumatoid arthritis and talaporfin sodium in non-small cell lung cancer.
Prior to his industry tenure, he was Assistant Research Professor at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and concurrent with the industry role, Adjunct Associate Professor at University of Washington.