Toft Group Completes Executive Search for aTyr Pharma in San Diego, CA

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Dr. Sanna Rosengren as Director of Immunology at aTyr Pharma in San Diego, CA. Dr. Rosengren specializes in autoimmune and inflammatory disease, previously leading the cancer immunology program for testing of novel immunomodulatory biologicals in preclinical tumor models at Halozyme Therapeutics. She holds a PhD in Physiology from the University of Uppsala, Sweden.

About aTyr Pharma

aTyr Pharma is engaged in the discovery and clinical development of innovative medicines for patients using its knowledge of Physiocrine biology, a newly discovered set of immunological and physiological pathways. To date, aTyr has generated three innovative therapeutic programs with three different biologic modalities based on its knowledge of the Resokine pathway to treat patients suffering from severe, rare immune-mediated diseases, as well as various cancers. The Resolaris and iMod.Fc programs are agonists of the Resokine pathway designed to temper immune system engagement in diseases characterized by excessive immune cell involvement. aTyr’s third program, ORCA, represents a novel, proprietary pathway in immuno-oncology that utilizes antibody approaches to block the Resokine pathway and ‘release multiple brakes’ on the immune system in the tumor cell environment. aTyr has built an intellectual property estate, to protect its pipeline, comprising over 220 issued patents or allowed patent applications that are owned or exclusively licensed, including over 300 potential Physiocrine-based protein compositions.