ROCKVILLE, Md., Aug. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MacroGenics, Inc. today announced that it has appointed Jon Wigginton, M.D., as Senior Vice President, Clinical Development. Dr. Wigginton most recently held dual leadership roles at Bristol-Myers Squibb in clinical development and discovery research of its oncology programs.
"We are thrilled to welcome Jon to our team. He has demonstrated significant expertise in clinical development of oncology candidates throughout his years as both a clinical investigator and drug developer," said Scott Koenig, M.D., Ph.D., President and CEO of MacroGenics. "In particular, his leadership in the innovative design of clinical studies for rapidly advancing the field of immune checkpoint therapeutics will prove valuable in maximizing the potential of our oncology portfolio."
"Dr. Wigginton is replacing our esteemed colleague, Anastasia Daifotis, M.D., who will continue on as a consultant through the end of 2013," added Dr. Koenig. "We thank Dr. Daifotis for her valuable contributions to MacroGenics, especially for her leadership in the clinical development of teplizumab for patients with type 1 diabetes. We wish her well in her future endeavors."
Dr. Wigginton was previously the Therapeutic Area Head, Immuno-Oncology, Early Clinical Research and Executive Director, Discovery Medicine-Clinical Oncology at Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS), where he led the early clinical development of the BMS Immuno-Oncology portfolio including anti-PD-1 and anti-PD-L1. Prior to joining BMS, Dr. Wigginton was the Director of Clinical Oncology at Merck Research Laboratories, where he led early- and late-stage clinical development teams for small molecules and biologics. During his academic career, he held several positions at the National Cancer Institute Center for Cancer Research (NCI-CCR), including Head of Investigati
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