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Meet our Management Team

  • Vipin K. Garg, Ph.D.

    President and Chief Executive Officer
    Dr. Garg joins Altimmune with over three decades of experience in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. He has a proven track record of building and managing both private and publicly traded companies. Before joining Altimmune, he served as President and CEO of Neos Therapeutics (Nasdaq: NEOS), where he built a commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company launching three branded therapeutic products including Adzenys XR- ODTTM and Cotempla XR-ODTTM the first ever XR-ODTTM medications for the treatment of ADHD. Prior to Neos, he served as president and CEO of Tranzyme Pharma where he progressed a discovery-stage, emerging biotech company to a Nasdaq-listed clinical-stage, drug development company. Prior to joining Tranzyme, Dr. Garg served as Chief Operating Officer of Apex Bioscence, Inc. (acquired by Curacyte AGof Munich, Germany), and held senior management positions at DNX Bio-Therapeutics, Inc. until its acquisition by Baxter Healthcare Corporation, Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (formerly known as Sepracor Inc., now a subsidiary of Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma), and Bio-Response Inc.(acquired by Baxter Healthcare Corporation). Dr. Garg received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry in 1982 from the University of Adelaide, Australia, and his M.S. from IARI Nuclear Research Laboratory, New Delhi, India in 1978.
    • José Ochoa

      Chief Business Officer
      José joined Altimmune as Chief Business Officer in July of 2018. A biotech executive with over 25 years’ experience structuring, negotiating and completing complex and accretive transactions including joint ventures, partnerships, mergers, acquisitions, debt financings, licensing and restructurings in a broad range of industries, he was most recently with IDT Biologika Corporation, where he served as Chief Business Officer & Head of Animal Health Americas. Prior to IDT, José was at Emergent BioSolutions and its predecessor BioPort Corporation for over a decade where he held a variety of position of increasing responsibility and led mergers & acquisitions, partnering, joint ventures, licensing, corporate strategy and alliance management functions. Mr. Ochoa also served as General Counsel at BioPort and East West Resources Corporation, counsel to BellSouth International (now AT&T) and the law firms of Luce Forward Hamilton & Scripps in San Diego, California and Arent Fox in Washington, D.C., Mr. Ochoa received his juris doctor from the University of Virginia, and his bachelor of arts, with distinction, from the University of Virginia.
      • Scot Roberts, Ph.D.

        Chief Scientific Officer
        Dr. Roberts joined us in December 2012 and has nearly 20 years of senior technical leadership experience, most recently as Chief Scientific Officer at ImQuest BioSciences, Inc., where he was responsible for managing scientific operations as well as business development opportunities in cancer and antivirals. Dr. Roberts held key positions at Wellstat Biologics Corporation from August 1996 until October 2010, including Director of Research and Development where he was responsible for a portfolio of biologic candidates in oncology including a clinical stage asset. He also led bioassay development efforts for the company and assumed leadership roles in upstream process development and animal pharmacology while at Wellstat. Dr. Roberts has significant experience in both small molecule and biologics drug development with a focus on viral vectors and antiviral therapies. Dr. Roberts completed a post doctoral fellowship at the National Cancer Institute, Laboratory of Molecular Virology and has numerous patents and publications in peer-reviewed journals, and has been an invited speaker and Chair at numerous international conferences. Dr. Roberts received his Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Department of Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences.
        • Will Brown

          Acting Chief Financial Officer and Principal Accounting Officer
          The Company has appointed Will Brown, 36, as Acting Chief Financial Officer and Principal Accounting Officer. Mr. Brown will serve as the Company’s principal financial officer and principal accounting officer until the appointment of his successor. Mr. Brown has been engaged by the Company as an independent consultant since February 2018. Since October 2016, Mr. Brown has been a consultant to several private and public companies in a variety of accounting and tax matters both independently and as the managing partner of Redmont CPAs. Prior to his current roles, he was an audit manager at PwC in both Montgomery, Alabama (from June 2012 through July 2013) and Denver, Colorado (from November 2014 through September 2016). From August 2013 through October 2014, Mr. Brown was the Water Heater Division Controller at Rheem Manufacturing, a private company located in Montgomery, Alabama. Mr. Brown is a CPA licensed in Colorado and Alabama. He has a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Business Administration from Auburn University at Montgomery.
          • Sybil Tasker, M.D., FACP, FIDSA

            Chief Medical Officer
            Dr. Tasker joined the Company in April 2016, and is an experienced infectious disease clinician and fellow of the American College of Physicians and the Infectious Diseases Society of America. Prior to joining, she led development of a therapeutic herpes simplex vaccine at Genocea Biosciences and had positions of increasing responsibility in infectious disease product development strategy at two global CROs. A prior career military officer, she was the senior U.S. Navy infectious disease physician and technical advisor to Department of Defense leaders about a wide variety of infectious disease policy issues, including HIV, tropical disease, vaccination, infection control, bioterrorism and pandemic preparedness. She has extensive antimicrobial, vaccine and infectious disease related device and diagnostic development experience across all phases of the clinical development process. She holds a California medical license and is board certified in both internal medicine and infectious diseases. Dr. Tasker earned an A.B. degree in Biochemistry from Princeton University and an M.D. degree from Columbia University.
            • Ori Solomon, JD

              Outside General Counsel
              Ori is Outside General Counsel and a Partner at Proskauer Rose LLP in the Private Equity and M&A Group. He concentrates his practice on the life science industry, providing general corporate representation to a wide range of companies, from start-ups and emerging growth companies to large public companies. He also regularly represents venture capital and private equity funds, as well as biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, in a variety of mergers and acquisitions, venture and growth equity financings, licensing, collaborations, joint ventures and other strategic transactions. Proskauer is a leading global law firm focused on creating value. Founded in 1875 in New York City, Proskauer has over 700 lawyers active in virtually every major market worldwide and is widely recognized not only for legal excellence but also for dedication to client service.

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