Second Genome Appoints Anupama S. Hoey as Chief Business Officer

Second Genome, Inc., a leader in the development of novel therapeutics derived from the human microbiome, today announced the appointment of Anupama S. Hoey as chief business officer. In her role, Ms. Hoey will be leading all corporate development activities and strategic alliance opportunities for the company.

“Anu joins our team at a pivotal time of growth, with our clinical pipeline growing this year as SGM-1019 moves into a Phase 2 study in nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and a second program in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) enters the clinic,” said Glenn Nedwin, Ph.D., MoT, president and chief executive officer of Second Genome. “As our research continues to yield new therapeutic programs in additional disease areas, such as cancer, metabolic disease and neurological conditions, Anu’s expertise in executing business transactions for promising treatments will be valuable to find the right partners for our pipeline.”

Ms. Hoey is an industry leader with more than 15 years of experience driving business transactions, corporate strategy, leadership team development, corporate governance, and drug discovery R&D. Prior to joining Second Genome, Ms. Hoey served as the chief business officer at Invenra, Inc., where she successfully executed multiple high-profile deals with pharmaceutical companies and leading academic institutions. Before that, she served as vice president of business development at Arcus Biosciences, and as senior director of business development at Sutro Biopharma. Ms. Hoey earned a master of business administration degree from the University of San Francisco, a master of science degree in molecular virology and genetics from Case Western Reserve University, and a bachelor’s degree from Ohio State University.

“Second Genome is transforming the way we think about leveraging the microbiome to treat disease, and has a strong pipeline with the potential to offer innovative and beneficial treatments to patients,” said Ms. Hoey. “I’m excited to join such an experienced management team at Second Genome and look forward to leveraging my expertise to help propel the organization at such a momentous time of growth.”

SOURCE: Second Genome