Who We Are

Onward!

Independently, we bring varied backgrounds with diverse expertise. Collectively, we are committed to discovering novel, alteration-specific therapies. Alterome is dedicated to relentlessly pushing the boundaries of cancer treatments to transform the lives of patients.

Founding Story

Brought Together for Patients

In January 2022, on the heels of a $64 million Series A funding, CEO Eric Murphy, called upon trusted colleagues who shared his commitment to developing life-changing therapies for patients with cancer, to solve cancer’s most difficult challenges. A team of experienced leaders in precision oncology drug development with a history of delivering marketed oncology small molecule drugs to patients answered the call and joined our Movement.

Our Values

Accountability


We are accountable to ourselves to make each day matter, to our colleagues to ensure everything we do is with purpose, and to patients to deliver transformative therapies.

Co-Elevation


We are committed to achieving our Mission through the collective success of every member of the team. To achieve this, we must demonstrate integrity, humility, and respect for each other.

Longevity


We are devoted to fighting cancer for the long haul; inspiring hope for a lifetime and extending the lives of patients. It is this sense of purpose that drives our unwavering resilience.

Compassion


We seek to understand the myriad of experiences of our colleagues, our partners, our community, and individuals affected by cancer.

Creativity


Developing transformative therapies for difficult to treat cancers demands the curiosity to ask why, the courage to try novel approaches, and the agility to achieve unprecedented results.

Perseverance


Tough challenges require relentless determination and a sense of urgency to solve. We give 100% of ourselves to create a meaningful impact for patients, and we continue forward until we have an answer.

Senior Leadership

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Eric Murphy

Co-Founder, CEO, & CSO
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Scott Moorefield

COO & CBO
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Andrew Chi

CMO
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Michael Bartberger

SVP, Head of Computational Chemistry
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America Thompson

VP, Head of Finance
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Jonathan Tran

SVP, Clinical Pharmacology & Nonclinical Development
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Xuefeng Zhu

VP, Medicinal Chemistry
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Jim Cartoni

General Counsel

The A-Team

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Aziz Alam

Sr Dir, Regulatory Affairs
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Nikki Alvarez

Dir, Project Management
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Ido Ben-Shalom

PI, Computational Chemistry
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Kevin Fan

Dir, Medicinal Chemistry
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Cailin Fredrickson

Executive Assistant
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Greg Goodman

Sr Dir, IT & Cybersecurity
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Vanessa Gorney

Principal Investigator, In vivo Pharmacology
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Maureen Ibanez

Principal Investigator, In Vitro Biology
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Joe Juan

Sr Dir, Business Development
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Vicky Kang

Sr Medical Dir
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Michelle Perez

System Analyst
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Dana Peters

Sr Dir, Clinical Operations
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Andrew Phimister

VP, Drug Product
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Patty Quintana

Executive Assistant
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Brittany Shea

Sr Dir, Human Resources
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Troy Smith

Sr Dir, Informatics
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John Tyhonas

Sr Dir, Discovery Chemistry
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Breda Walsh

Sr. Dir, Operations
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Katherine Wang

Sr Accountant
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Tim Wang

Sr Principal Investigator, Discovery Biology
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Kevin Yu

Dir, DMPK
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Artie Zaragoza

Sr Manager, Finance & Accounting

Board of Directors

Carl Gordon

Managing Partner, OrbiMed

Arjun Goyal

Co-Founder & Managing Director, Vida Ventures

Melissa McCracken

Partner, Nextech Invest

Dominic Piscitelli

Chief Financial Officer, ORIC Pharmaceuticals

Josh Richardson

Managing Director, Goldman Sachs Asset Management

Uwe Schoenbeck

Venture Partner, Canaan Partners

Eric Murphy

Co-Founder, CEO, & CSO

Ryan Corcoran

Co-Founder, SAB Chair

Board Observers

Sundeep Agrawal

General Partner, Colt Ventures

Aaron Davis

Co-Founder & CEO, Boxer Capital

Rich Heyman

Strategic Advisor

Scientific Advisory Board

Ryan Corcoran

SAB Chair, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Benjamin Cravatt

The Scripps Research Institute

Keith Flaherty, MD

Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Paul Workman

Institute of Cancer Research, London

Investors

Our People Make the Difference!

We have come together as a Team; we COMMIT to our mission to DISCOVER life-changing therapies and INSPIRE hope for cancer patients. We believe that how we work together allows us to accomplish this goal in the best way possible. Everyone’s voice is heard. Challenge accepted. If you share our vision to transform the lives of cancer patients, come join us.

Medical/Dental/Vision/Life

Several options to choose from, allowing employees to be their healthiest without worry about coverage costs to them and their families. Plus, supplemental coverage options.


401(k) with Matching

It is important for employees to consider their retirement savings. Alterome provides a 401(k) to all employees with a 4% match.


Growth

We will always encourage and support the growth of our employees through collaboration, training, mentorship, and the myriad of ways we wish to learn.

Community Work

Building Community

At Alterome, we are committed to giving back to our San Diego community. We are a proud Corporate Sponsor of Life Science Cares (LSC) San Diego, an organization that raises funds and coordinates partnerships to help organizations battle homelessness, hunger, poverty, and other social ailments. Through our partnership with LSC, Alterome employees strive to make a positive impact on our community, whether packing up boxes of fresh, healthy meals for food-insecure families, assembling back-to-school backpacks for students affected by homelessness, or building bikes to share the feelings of joy and freedom of a bike with underprivileged kids. We will continue our commitment to building strength and belonging within our community. “Alone we can do so little; Together, we can do so much.” Helen Keller