John Shiver, Ph.D.

Dr. Shiver has served as Chief Strategy Officer, IGM Infectious Disease since 2021. Prior to joining IGM, he was Senior Vice President, Vaccine Research and Development at Sanofi Pasteur. Before joining Sanofi, Dr. Shiver held positions of increasing responsibility at Merck & Co., most recently as Vice President, Vaccine and Biologics Basic Research and Global Vaccine Research Franchise Head. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Pennsylvania College of Medicine for ten years. Over the course of his career, he has contributed in a leadership capacity towards the approval of ten novel pharmaceutical products and has worked on product candidates addressing more than forty infectious and noninfectious diseases. He received a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Florida and a B.S. in Chemistry and Mathematics from Wofford College.

Angus M. Sinclair, Ph.D.

Dr. Sinclair joined us in 2018 and serves as our Senior Vice President of Immuno-oncology. Prior to joining IGM, Dr. Sinclair served as Senior Director, Oncology Research at Northern Biologics, a biotechnology company, from 2015 to 2018. He also previously served in various scientific and leadership positions at Amgen, including most recently as Scientific Director, Oncology Research, from 2011 to 2015. Dr. Sinclair received a B.Sc. in Molecular Biology from the University of Edinburgh and a Ph.D. in Hematology/Molecular Biology from the National Institute for Medical Research/University College London.

Misbah Tahir

Mr. Tahir has served as our Chief Financial Officer since January 2019. Prior to joining us, Mr. Tahir worked at Dermira, a biotechnology company, where he served in various roles from 2014 to 2018, most recently, Vice President, Head of Finance. Prior to joining Dermira, he held finance leadership positions at various biotechnology companies, including Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Human Genome Sciences and Amgen. Mr. Tahir began his career as a management consultant at the consulting firm of Oliver Wyman, formerly Mercer Management Consulting. He received a B.A. in International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from the University of Michigan Business School. Mr. Tahir is a certified public accountant, inactive, in the state of California.

Chris H. Takimoto, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.P. 

Dr. Takimoto has served as our Chief Medical Officer since July 2021. Prior to joining us, Dr. Takimoto served as Senior Vice President, Oncology at Gilead Sciences from April 2020 to July 2021. Prior to joining Gilead Sciences, Dr. Takimoto was Chief Medical Officer of Forty Seven from February 2016 until Forty Seven was acquired by Gilead Sciences in April 2020. Prior to that Dr. Takimoto held various leadership positions at biotechnology companies including Janssen Research Development and Ortho Biotech Oncology Research and Development and multiple positions at academic institutions such as the University of Texas Health Science Center, the National Cancer Institute, and the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Dr. Takimoto has also served as a Commissioned Officer in the U.S. Public Health Service. Dr. Takimoto received a B.S. in Chemistry from Stanford University, a Ph.D. in Pharmacology from Yale University, and an M.D. from Yale University School of Medicine.

Suzette Tauber

Ms. Tauber joined us in 2019 and serves as our Chief Human Resources Officer. Prior to joining IGM, Ms. Tauber was in charge of human resources at ARMO BioSciences, a biotechnology company, from before its initial public offering through its acquisition by Eli Lilly. Previously, she held human resources leadership positions at a variety of life science and high-technology companies, including Cellular Research (acquired by Becton Dickinson), Kapor Enterprises, Escalate, KIVA Software (acquired by Netscape/AOL) and Bay Networks (acquired by Nortel).  Ms. Tauber’s career in human resources began with Bain & Company, where she led their West Coast recruiting efforts.  She received a B.A. in Communications from Northern Arizona University.

Steven Weber

Mr. Weber joined us in 2022 and serves as our Senior Vice President, Corporate Controller and Principal Accounting Officer. Prior to joining IGM, Mr. Weber served as Vice President and Principal Accounting Officer at Aeglea Biotherapeutics, a public, clinical-stage biotechnology company. Prior to Aeglea, he held controller and finance leadership roles at SACHEM, American Campus Communities and Citco Fund Services. Mr. Weber began his career as a public accountant at PricewaterhouseCoopers and is a certified public accountant in the state of Texas. He received a B.B.A. in Accounting and an M.P.A. from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin.

Carrie Brodmerkel, Ph.D.

Dr. Brodmerkel has served as Chief Scientific Officer, IGM Autoimmunity and Inflammation since 2022. She brings extensive experience across a broad range of disciplines.  While the majority of Dr. Brodmerkel’s experience is in autoimmunity and inflammation, she also has experience in solid tumor oncology and hematology. Most recently, Dr. Brodmerkel served as the Vice President and Global Head of Exploratory Biology and Scientific Strategy at Janssen R&D, a division of Johnson & Johnson, where she was responsible for scientific and strategic leadership of the biotherapeutics portfolio, functional planning and execution, computational sciences, and exploratory biology across therapeutic areas including immunology, hematology, and oncology.  During her 16 years at  Janssen, Carrie served in multiple roles of increasing responsibility including cross-functional matrix leader roles, and heading biomarker and systems pharmacology for immunology.  Prior to Janssen, Carrie was with Incyte and Dupont Pharmaceuticals, where she was focused on discovery biology in the area of  chemokines and inflammation.  Dr. Brodmerkel obtained her B.S. in Neuroscience from the University of Pittsburgh and her Ph.D. in Pathology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, where her dissertation focused on the role of chemokines in inflammation of the central nervous system.

Umesh Muchhal, Ph.D.

Dr. Muchhal has served as our Senior Vice President of Antibody Sciences since 2022. He brings extensive experience with design and development of novel antibody-based therapeutics. Most recently he served as Senior Director of Protein Sciences and Technology at Xencor, being a key enabler to more than ten clinical stage molecules including bispecific antibodies, cytokine fusions and other modalities.  Prior to Xencor, he was a staff scientist at Maxygen. He has co-authored 24 publications and is an inventor on more than 15 granted U.S. patents. Dr. Muchhal received his Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from the University of Nebraska and completed his undergraduate work in Microbiology & Chemistry at the University of Bombay and the Maharaja Sayajirao University.

Michael Loberg, Ph.D.

Dr. Loberg has served as a member of our board of directors since September 2015, and as Chair of our board of directors since August 2018. Dr. Loberg previously served on the board of directors of ArQule, a biopharmaceutical company, from January 2007 to January 2020, and on the board of directors of Inotek Pharmaceuticals, a biopharmaceutical company, from March 2006 to July 2014 and as its Interim Chief Executive Officer from 2007 to 2009. Previously, he served as Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors of NitroMed, a pharmaceutical company, from September 1997 to March 2006 and as its President from September 2003 to March 2006. From 1979 to 1997, Dr. Loberg held a number of senior management positions at Bristol-Myers Squibb, including President of Bristol-Myers Squibb’s Oncology and Immunology, U.S. Primary Care, Northern Europe, Specialty Pharmaceuticals and Squibb Diagnostics divisions, as well as Director and Vice President, E.R. Squibb & Sons Research and Development. Dr. Loberg received a B.S. in Chemistry from Trinity College and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Washington University in St. Louis.

Felix J. Baker, Ph.D.

Dr. Baker has served as a member of our board of directors since January 2021. Dr. Baker is a Managing Member of Baker Bros. Advisors LP (“BBA”), a biotechnology-focused investment adviser to fund partnerships whose investors are primarily endowments and foundations. Dr. Baker founded BBA, together with his brother Julian Baker, in 2000. Dr. Baker has served on the boards of biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, including Seagen since July 2003, Talis Biomedical since July 2013, Kodiak Sciences since September 2015, and Kiniksa Pharmaceuticals since October 2015, and he previously served on the board of Alexion Pharmaceuticals from June 2015 to February 2021. Dr. Baker holds a B.S and a Ph.D. in Immunology from Stanford University, where he also completed two years of medical school.