Moleculin Biotech, Inc. is a pre-clinical and clinical-stage pharmaceutical company focused on the development of game-changing anti-cancer drug candidates, many of which are based on discoveries made at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. Each of our projects represents a breakthrough discovery and a highly disruptive technology.

Scientific Advisors

waldermorWALDEMAR PRIEBE, PHD
Founder, Founding Scientist, and Chair of Scientific Advisory Board (SAB)

Waldemar Priebe is a Founder of and a Founding Scientist at Moleculin and serves as head of our Scientific Advisory Board. Dr. Priebe is also a Professor of Medicinal Chemistry at the Department of Experimental Therapeutics at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Priebe led the discovery of the molecules that form the basis for our lead drug candidates.

As a Founder or Founding Scientist at a number of successful biotechnology firms such as Aronex Pharmaceuticals, Houston Pharmaceuticals, Reata Pharmaceuticals, and IntertechBio, Dr. Priebe has been integral in advancing several drugs through the pipeline, three of which are currently in clinical development. He has also developed several new small molecule compounds that have been licensed as potential drugs.


MadeleineMADELEINE DUVIC, MD
Madeleine Duvic is Professor of Internal Medicine and Dermatology and Deputy Chairman of the Department of Dermatology at MD Anderson, a former board member of the American Academy of Dermatology and recent Vice President of the Society for Investigative Dermatology. Elected to the ADA, Dr. Duvic is also a Founder and board member of the United States Consortium for Cutaneous Lymphomas, performs translation research in CTCL, and has been engaged in the design and conduct of clinical trials that resulted in new therapies for CTCL. Dr. Duvic also serves on Medical and Scientific Boards of the National Alopecia Areata Foundation and Cutaneous Lymphoma Foundation. She is the Principal Investigator of the NAAF funded Alopecia Areata Registry.


DR. SANDRA SILBERMAN
Dr. Silberman’s career in clinical development began at Pfizer, Inc., where she oversaw the initiation of Tarceva ™ clinical trials. She then led the global development of Gleevec® at Novartis. Sandra was the first Vice President and Global Therapeutic Area Head in Oncology at Eisai, a role in which she advanced five original compounds into Phases I through III, gaining the first approval for Eisai’s proprietary drug, Halavan®. Subsequently, she served as a senior advisor to a number of biopharmaceutical companies, including Bristol-Myers Squibb, AstraZeneca, Imclone, Roche, and numerous biotech companies as an independent industry consultant. She joined Quintiles in 2009 as the Vice President of Oncology and Global Head of Translational Medicine in the newly formed Innovation division, overseeing drug development and novel technologies for new partnerships with the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. Sandra earned her B.A., Sc.M. and Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins University School of Arts and Sciences, School of Public Health and School of Medicine, respectively. Her major focus of investigation and doctoral thesis was in the burgeoning area of tumor immunology. She received her M.D. from Cornell University Medical College, completing a postdoctoral training and her fellowship in hematology/oncology at the Brigham & Women’s and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. She continued to do research in tumor immunology with a clinical investigator award from the NIH and became an Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School. She then served as an attending physician at Yale University Hospital. Sandra has continued in clinical practice throughout her career in industry, and is currently an attending physician in the Hematology/Oncology clinic at the Duke VA in Durham, NC.


DR. JOHN PAUL WAYMACK
Dr. Waymack has served as CMO of Kitov Pharmaceuticals since July 2013 and brings over 20 years’ experience in the biopharmaceutical field. A former academic transplant surgeon and FDA medical officer, Dr. Waymack has over 20 years’ experience as a drug development consultant for major pharmaceutical companies, including Pfizer, Roche, Pharmacia, Warner Lambert and Searle. During his 10-year academic career, Dr. Waymack published over 100 scientific essays, mainly in the fields of prostaglandins and immunology. In addition, he was commissioned and served as a Major in the US Army Medical Corps in the position of Chief of Surgical Research at the Institute for Surgical Research. Paul was also an Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Texas Medical Branch and at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.

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