Our Unique Story

Gritstone Oncology is developing tumor-specific cancer immunotherapies to fight multiple cancer types. Gritstone’s approach seeks to generate a therapeutic immune response by leveraging insights into the immune system’s ability to recognize and destroy tumor cells by targeting tumor-specific neoantigens. We believe that activating and directing the immune system to these tumor targets could offer an important opportunity to extend the benefits of immunotherapy for patients with cancer. To learn more about Gritstone's approach, please view the video below.

Meet Gritstone:

Gritstone Oncology is headquartered in Emeryville, California, with key functions located in Cambridge, Massachusetts and Pleasanton, California. We were founded in August 2015 and are listed on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the ticker symbol GRTS.

Our Leadership

To deliver on the promise of our novel therapeutic approach, we have assembled an experienced leadership team with deep expertise in each of our core disciplines of cancer genomics, immunology, clinical and regulatory development and biomanufacturing.

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Andrew Allen, M.D., Ph.D.

Co-founder, President and Chief Executive Officer

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Jean-Marc Bellemin, M.B.A.

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

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Matthew Hawryluk, Ph.D.

Executive Vice President and Chief Business Officer

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Erin E. Jones, M.S.

Executive Vice President, Global Regulatory Affairs and Quality

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Karin Jooss, Ph.D.

Executive Vice President of Research and Chief Scientific Officer

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Raphaël F. Rousseau, M.D., Ph.D.

Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer

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Rahsaan W. Thompson, J.D.

Executive Vice President and General Counsel

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Vijay Yabannavar, Ph.D.

Executive Vice President, Manufacturing and Technical Operations

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Roman Yelensky, Ph.D.

Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer

of Directors

Andrew Allen, M.D., Ph.D.
Co-founder, President and Chief Executive Officer
Richard A. Heyman, Ph.D.
Executive Chairman and co-founder of Metacrine
Steve Krognes
Chief Financial Officer of Denali Therapeutics
Judith J. Li
Partner at Lilly Asia Ventures (LAV)
Elaine V. Jones, Ph.D.
Nicholas Simon
Senior Managing Director at Blackstone Life Sciences
Tom Woiwode, Ph.D.
Managing Director at Versant Ventures

Advisory Board

Timothy A. Chan, M.D. Ph.D.
Eugene Zhukovsky, Ph.D.
James L. Gulley, M.D., Ph.D.
Graham Lord, M.D., Ph.D.
Naiyer A. Rizvi, M.D.
Jean-Charles Soria, M.D., Ph.D.
Alessandro Sette, Dr.Biol.Sci.