Jim brings more than 25 years of pharmaceutical research and management experience to Enosi.
In addition to his duties as a consultant to LVP, where he served as a General Partner for 14 years, Jim is currently Chairman of Viracta Therapeutics, a company focusing on unique therapies for virally induced cancers.
He was the founding CEO of OncoMed Pharmaceuticals, a cancer therapeutic antibody company. He was the Board member for both ForteBio, and Protein Simple, both successfully acquired. Jim was formerly President and GM of Roche Bioscience (former Syntex) in Palo Alto, CA.
Previously, Jim served as Chief Scientific Officer and Senior Vice President of R&D for Centocor. While at Centocor, Jim’s team developed the blockbuster drug Remicade.
Jim served as a Navy Medical Officer, and was Head of the Navy Transplant Research Program. With his colleagues and with both Navy and Congressional support, founded the National Marrow Donor Program.
He was promoted to Commanding Officer and Director, US Naval Medical Research and Development Command in Bethesda Maryland. He was responsible for the surveillance, detection and therapy for all Biologic Warfare Agents and Infectious Diseases in the first Gulf War and was awarded the Marine Corps/US Navy Legion of Merit for his service.
Jim served as Chairman of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group representing over 120 Silicon Valley Companies, is a board member of the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital (Stanford).
Jim holds an M.D. from Loma Linda University, trained in Pediatric Immunology at Duke University and Children’s Hospital in Boston (Harvard), and holds a Ph.D. in Immunology from the University of London, England. He was Professor of Pediatrics and Microbiology at Georgetown University School of Medicine 1982-1996. He has authored or co-authored over 140 publications.
H. Michael Shepard, Ph.D.
CEO & Co-founder
Dr. H. Michael Shepard is a global, leading authority on cancer research and therapeutics.
Best known for his invention of “Herceptin”/Trastuzumab, which has remained one of the most profitable platforms for Roche (>$7B USD).
Dr. Shepard is a highly-experienced and respected leader with many successful ventures in this field – working at Genentech (sold to Roche – $46.8 B USD), Canji, Inc. (bought by Scheirng-Plough) and Halozyme (now valued at $2.6B USD).
Widely acknowledged biomarker pioneer and recognized worldwide, Dr. Shepard has received the 2019 Albert Lasker Award and the Warren Alpert Prize, among many other professional accolades.
Sir Marc Feldmann, M.D. Ph.D.
Director & Co-founder
Sir Marc Feldmann is a preeminent immunologist, and an Emeritus Professor at the University of Oxford.
With Sir Ravinder Maini, identified TNF as a target. Trials of Infliximab (Remicade) they led were successful, and prompted J&J’s $4.9B USD acquisition of Centocor.
Anti-TNF sales > $50B USD globally.
Professor Sir Marc Feldmann is a Fellow of the Royal Society , of Australian Academy and a Foreign Member of the US National Academy of Sciences; he was knighted in 2010 and received the Australian equivalent.
He has received many accolades including the Albert Lasker Award, the Crafoord Prize, the Canada Gairdner Award, the Paul Janssen Award, the Ernst Schering Award.