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Rafael G. Amado, M.D.

Board Member

Dr. Amado currently serves as President, Head of Global Oncology Research and Development at Zai Lab, a public biopharmaceutical company. Prior to Zai Lab, Dr. Amado served as Executive Vice President, Head of Research and Development and Chief Medical Officer from September 2019 to December 2022 at Allogene Therapeutics, Inc. Prior to Allogene, Dr. Amado served as President of Research and Development from August 2018 to August 2019 and Chief Medical Officer from March 2015 to August 2018 at Adaptimmune, LLC. Prior to Adaptimmune, Dr. Amado held various roles of increasing responsibility at GlaxoSmithKline, most recently as Senior Vice President and Global Head of Oncology Research and Development, and at Amgen Inc., where he was last Executive Director of Clinical Research and Global Development in Therapeutic Oncology. Prior to joining Amgen, he held academic roles at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in the Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology / Oncology. Dr. Amado received an M.D. from the University of Seville School of Medicine in Seville, Spain and completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center and a fellowship in Hematology / Oncology at UCLA.