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Howard J. Federoff, MD, PhD

Dr. Howard Federoff is Chief Executive Officer at Brooklyn ImmunoTherapeutics. He is a distinguished professor of neurology at the University of California, Irvine. Prior to joining the company in April 2021, Dr. Federoff was the former CEO of UCI Health, vice chancellor for health affairs and dean of the UCI School of Medicine. Prior to joining UCI Health, Federoff was executive vice president of Health Sciences and executive dean at Georgetown University. Dr. Federoff has published more than 275 peer-reviewed and invited articles, and serves on editorial boards of five journals. He co-founded MedGenesis Therapeutix and Brain Neurotherapy Bio, both advancing therapeutics for neurologic diseases. He became CEO of the regenerative medicine company, Aspen Neuroscience, Inc, in San Diego. Aspen is developing an autologous iPSC drug product for Parkinson’s disease. Dr. Federoff chaired the NIH Recombinant DNA Advisory Committee, the NHLBI Gene Therapy Resource and the Board of the Association of the Academic Health Centers. He has served as an advisor/director for several companies. He is an elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the National Academy of Inventors. He received his MD, MS and PhD in biochemistry from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. He completed his residency and clinical and research fellowships at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School.

Ron Guido, MS, MS Pharm. Med.

Ron Guido is Chief Development Officer at Brooklyn ImmunoTherapeutics and was formerly Interim CEO. He was previously Executive Vice President Regulatory Affairs and Quality Systems at IRX Therapeutics. Prior to joining the company in January 2017, Mr. Guido was Senior Vice-President Global Regulatory Affairs and Chief Compliance Officer for Veloxis Pharmaceuticals, Denmark. Mr. Guido was previously Senior Director and Therapeutic Area Head for Cardiovascular Medicine – Worldwide Regulatory Strategy for Pfizer. Ron Guido has held senior roles areas of preclinical screening, clinical research, regulatory affairs, product development and quality systems with Retrophin, V.I. Technologies/ Precision Pharma Services, Whitehall-Robins Healthcare, Fresenius Pharma USA, and Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories. These responsibilities have included international and domestic regulatory affairs development programs encompassing drugs, devices, biologics, and nutritionals. Mr. Guido holds an M.S. in Technical Communications from the Polytechnic University, New York, and an MSc Pharmaceutical Medicine from Hibernia College, Dublin. He is currently Lecturer in Biology, in the Masters of Biotechnology Program at Columbia University of the City of New York.

Lynn Sadowski Mason, MS

Lynn Sadowski Mason is the Executive Vice President Clinical Operations at Brooklyn ImmunoTherapeutics. Prior to joining Brooklyn Immunotherapeutics, she was the Head of Operations at IRX Therapeutics. Lynn has 19 years of pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry experience in clinical operations. For the last 13 years, she has been working to operationalize ImmunoOncology studies around the globe, including working on critical studies with Yervoy, Opdivo, and Elotuzumab. Lynn spent 12 years at Bristol Myers Squibb (BMS). In her most recent role at BMS, Lynn was the Connecticut site head for Global Clinical Operations and Strategy, where she led a team of up to 50 clinical operations staff. Prior to that, Lynn spent three years on assignment in Europe where she oversaw clinical operations activities in Romania, Czech Republic, Hungary and Turkey. Prior to BMS, Lynn worked for various small pharmaceutical companies and Contract Research Organizations. Lynn received her BS in Biology from Indiana University, and her Masters Degree in Drug and Regulatory Affairs from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.