Shao is a seasoned pharmaceutical executive with more than 15 years of experience. Most recently, Shao was Senior Vice President, Head of Clinical Development at BeiGene where he led a global team in three late-phase programs and six early-phase programs. Prior to BeiGene, Shao was Vice President, Global Medical Lead and Clinical Development Lead, Immuno-Oncology at AstraZeneca/MedImmune. Shao spent ten years at Eli Lilly as a Product Team Lead and Clinical Development Lead.
Shao earned his B.S. from Baylor University and completed his MD-PhD program at the University of Texas-Houston (McGovern Medical School). Shao’s hematology and research fellowships were completed at Washington University Medical School.
Scott brings over twenty years of strategic and operational experience within the pharmaceutical industry. Scott most recently served as AbbVie’s VP Scientific Affairs and Head of AbbVie Ventures. Under his leadership, the ventures group expanded its investment portfolio to include over 20 active companies. In addition, Scott served as one of AbbVie’s primary spokespersons for R&D to global media, governmental officials and investors. Previously, as VP and Head of Pharmaceutical Development, he led the global organization responsible for the development of AbbVie’s portfolio of early and late-stage clinical preregistration pipeline compounds as well as marketed compounds within therapeutic areas including oncology, neurology, immunology, renal, infectious disease and women’s/men’s health. Prior to AbbVie’s launch, Scott held positions of increasing responsibility in drug development within R&D at Abbott Laboratories. Currently Scott sits on the boards of Axial Therapeutics and Horizon and serves as a Venture Partner at Abingworth. Scott earned his MD at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and completed his residency in Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School.
Carlos is the former CEO of Immune Design Corp., a late-stage Immunotherapy company which was acquired by Merck & Co. in April 2019. He previously served as President of Elan Pharmaceuticals and spent several years with Eli Lilly and Co. in discovery research and clinical development leadership roles, including Global Leader of the diabetes and endocrine franchise. Prior to his industry roles, Carlos spent nearly a decade at the Mayo Clinic-Rochester where his roles included Professor of Medicine, Immunology and Pathology, and Vice Dean of the clinical investigation program. Carlos is a Non-Executive Director on the boards of Mallinckrodt, Highlight Therapeutics and Fluidigm.
After receiving his medical and doctorate degrees from the Universidad Complutense of Madrid Medical School, Dr. Paya completed his specialty training in Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases and Immunology at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine. He was a research scientist in a post-doctoral position at Institute Pasteur in Paris and completed the advanced management program at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business.