Kristiina Vuori, M.D., Ph.D.


Kristiina Vuori has served on our board of directors since May 2019. Since January 1995, Dr. Vuori has served as Professor, and since January 2010 as Pauline and Stanley Foster Distinguished Chair, at the National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center of Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, or the Institute, a non-profit research organization with major research programs in cancer, neurodegeneration, diabetes, and infectious, inflammatory, and childhood diseases.  In addition, Dr. Vuori served as President of the Institute from January 2010 to July 2022.  She served as the Institute’s EVP for Scientific Affairs in 2008-2010, as Director of the Cancer Center in 2005-2013, and as Deputy Director of the Cancer Center in 2003-2005. Dr. Vuori has also served as a member of the board of directors of Inhibrx, Inc., a public biotechnology company, since October 2021, of Forian, Inc., a public health data analytics company, since March 2021, of Sio Gene Therapies, Inc., a public gene therapy company, since October 2020, and of the Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine, a non-profit biomedical research institute, since January 2011. In addition, Dr. Vuori served on the board of directors of WebMD from July 2014 to September 2017 (when it was acquired by KKR & Co. Inc.) and of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, a governmental research institute, from January 2011 to December 2022.  Dr. Vuori earned her M.D. and Ph.D. from the University of Oulu, Finland. Our board of directors believes that Dr. Vuori’s experience in biomedical research and as an educator of research scientists, her experience managing a large non-profit research organization, and her various leadership roles qualify her to serve on our board of directors.