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Pablo J. Cagnoni

Executive Partner and CEO-Partner of Laronde

Pablo J. Cagnoni, M.D., joined Flagship Pioneering in 2022 as an Executive Partner and serves as CEO-Partner of Flagship-founded Laronde.

Pablo J. Cagnoni is an oncologist and pharmaceutical executive who has been committed to advancing the development of breakthrough treatments for people with cancer and other diseases throughout his career. He has played a key role in the development, approval, and commercialization of more than 20 life-changing treatments, including Afinitor®, Kyprolis® and Tarceva®.

Pablo most recently served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Rubius Therapeutics. Before joining Rubius in 2018, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Tizona Therapeutics, a privately held biotech company focused on developing next generation immunotherapies for the treatment of cancer. He joined Tizona as the company’s first employee and grew the organization to support the filing of its first Investigational New Drug application. In 2020, Gilead Sciences secured an exclusive option to acquire Tizona for up to $1.5 billion.

Prior to Tizona, Pablo served as President of Onyx Pharmaceuticals (acquired by Amgen), where he had global strategic oversight and accountability of the business from early product development to commercialization of the Onyx portfolio. Pablo joined Onyx in March 2013, as Executive Vice President, Global Research and Development and Technical Operations, and was named President in October 2013, when Onyx became an Amgen subsidiary. Previously, he was Senior Vice President and Global Head of Clinical Development at Novartis Oncology. From 2007 to 2009, he was Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at Allos Therapeutics (acquired by Spectrum Pharmaceuticals) and, prior to that, Chief Medical Officer of OSI Pharmaceuticals (acquired by Astellas).

Earlier in his career, Pablo served as Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Colorado Bone Marrow Transplant Program, where he cared for patients undergoing stem cell transplants. He earned his medical degree from University of Buenos Aires School of Medicine, and completed his fellowship in Hematology and Oncology at the Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York and a fellowship in Stem Cell Transplantation at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.

Pablo is Chairman of Rubius Therapeutics and a member of the Board of Directors for Fusion Pharmaceuticals, Synthekine, and Flagship-founded Repertoire. He serves on the Emerging Companies Section Governing Board of the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO), the Board of Trustees for the Bay Area Discovery Museum and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He previously served as a board member for CRISPR Therapeutics, Harpoon Therapeutics, Tizona Therapeutics and Tango Therapeutics and was Executive Chairman of Blade Therapeutics.