Christopher R. HeeryDirector, Chief, Head | Washington, Dist Of Col
Dr. Heery will oversee preclinical and clinical development of the Company’s infectious disease and immuno-oncology portfolio. He will report to Paul Chaplin, CEO, and will be based on the east coast of the United States.
Most recently, Dr. Heery was Director of the Clinical Trials Group of the Laboratory of Tumor Immunology and Biology at the National Cancer Institute (NCI). He joined the NCI Medical Oncology Branch as a Medical Oncology Fellow in 2009 and also served as an Adjunct Appointment in the Genitourinary Malignancies Branch. He was also part of the larger effort of the Laboratory of Tumor Immunology and Biology to create new immunotherapies for the treatment of cancer.
“It is with great pleasure that I welcome Chris to Bavarian Nordic. Through our collaborations with the NCI, Chris developed an exceptional understanding of our programs and our science, which draws from his experience leading key clinical trials in immunology and oncology. Chris will serve as an essential member of the team as we continue to progress our pipeline of immune-oncology and infectious disease vaccine candidates,” said Paul Chaplin, President and CEO of Bavarian Nordic.
“I am pleased to join Bavarian Nordic and look forward to continuing to build the Company’s core collaborations and advancing its portfolio of promising immunotherapies across multiple challenging disease areas with the potential to significantly impact patient care,” said Dr. Heery.
Dr. Heery is board certified in Medical Oncology and Internal Medicine and received his M.D. from East Carolina University Brody School of Medicine in 2006. He completed his internal medicine residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2009. Dr. Heery received his undergraduate degree from Duke University.