Jasper Therapeutics, Inc. announced the appointment of Svetlana Lucas, Ph.D., to its Board of Directors, effective as of June 18, 2024. Separately, Anna French, D. Phil., stepped down from the Board, effective as of June 18, 2024. Dr. Lucas has over 20 years of experience in strategy, commercialization, and business development leadership, particularly in immunology and oncology.

She currently serves as a Chief Business Officer at Scribe Therapeutics, where she inked multiple strategic collaborations with pharma companies, including Sanofi and Eli Lilly subsidiary Prevail Therapeutics, potentially worth more than $4 billion. Prior to her current role, she served as Senior Vice President, Business Development at Tizona Therapeutics, Inc. (Tizona), where she was responsible for the company?s business development strategy and transactions, including a global strategic collaboration with AbbVie Inc. Before joining Tizona, Dr. Lucas was Head of Oncology and Inflammation at Amgen Inc. (Amgen), where she oversaw business development activities, including Amgen?s strategic cancer immunotherapy research collaboration and licensing agreement with Kite Pharma, and collaborated with Amgen Ventures on several investments in oncology and inflammation. Dr. Lucas joined Amgen following the acquisition of Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Onyx), where she served as Director, Corporate Development and spearheaded the company?s oncology partnering strategy and due diligence of new opportunities.

Prior to Onyx, she held positions of increasing responsibility in strategy, business development and strategic marketing at Amgen, PDL BioPharma/Facet Biotech (acquired by AbbVie), and XOMA Corporation. She began her career as a strategy consultant in the Life Sciences practice of McKinsey & Company, Inc.Dr. Lucas currently serves on the Board of Directors of aTyr Pharma, Inc. and as an advisor to Radar Therapeutics. Dr. Lucas received her Ph.D. in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry from California Institute of Technology, and an undergraduate degree in Biology from Moscow State University.