Board Of Directors

Richard B. Bankert V.M.D., Ph.D.


Richard Bankert is the co-founder and has served as the President of Therapyx, Inc. since 2001. Dr. Bankert received both his Veterinariae Medicinae Doctoris (VMD) and his Ph.D. degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and is currently Professor Emeritus in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at University at Buffalo. An internationally recognized expert in tumor immunology, Dr. Bankert has pioneered the development of the human tumor/SCID mouse xenograft model for studies of human tumor immunity. Dr. Bankert continues to guide the company’s preclinical investigations and the company’s use of novel preclinical modeling of immunity.

Nejat K. Egilmez, Ph.D.


Dr. Egilmez is the co-founder of Therapyx, Inc. and serves as the company’s Chief Executive Officer. Dr. Egilmez received his Ph.D. degree from the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology of The State University of New York at Buffalo. He is currently Professor and Chair of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology in the School of Medicine at University of Louisville. Dr. Egilmez’s academic research interests include immune regulation and therapy in cancer and inflammatory diseases. His laboratory pioneered the use of sustained-release nano/microparticulate protein formulations for cancer and inflammatory/infectious disease therapy. Dr. Egilmez directs the company’s research and business efforts.

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