Douglas Jolly, Ph.D. is a co-founder of Abintus and serves as the Chief Advisor. Dr. Jolly is an internationally recognized expert in the field of gene therapy and its pharmaceutical application. Over the last 30 years he has been a senior biotechnology executive involved in translating gene-based products from research through clinical development at the following companies that he also co-founded: Viagene, Inc., Candel Therapeutics Inc. and Tocagen Inc. He also served in executive capacities at Chiron Corporation, Oxford BioMedica plc, where he ran the U.S. subsidiary, BioMedica Inc. Before entering the biopharmaceutical industry, Dr. Jolly pursued his academic career in biophysics and molecular biology at the Weizmann Institute, Harvard Medical School, Scripps Clinic, the University of California, San Diego and The French National Institute for Health and Medical Research, (INSERM), in Paris, France. Dr. Jolly holds a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Glasgow, is an inventor on 50 US patents and is an author of over 130 scientific publications. Dr. Jolly is a past board and committee member of the American Society of Gene & Cell Therapy and is currently an Associate Editor for Cancer Gene Therapy.