Zura Bio names Dinesh and Ajay as members of the Scientific Advisory Board


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Recently, Zura Bio Limited announced the formation of a Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) with leading experts from rheumatology, dermatology, and immunology. The five distinguished founding members of the SAB include 2 Indian Americans: Dinesh Khanna, M.D., M.Sc. and Ajay Nirula, M.D., Ph.D.

Dinesh Khanna, M.D., M.Sc., is a Professor of Medicine and serves as the Director of the University of Michigan Scleroderma Program. Guiding a multidisciplinary team of caregivers, scientists, and clinical researchers, Dr. Khanna is dedicated to advancing knowledge about scleroderma and related conditions. Dr. Khanna received an M.D. from the University College of Medical Sciences and completed a clinical and research rheumatology fellowship and an M.Sc. in Clinical Research from UCLA.

Ajay Nirula, M.D., Ph.D., is the Executive Vice President and Head of Research and Development at Recludix Pharma. He was previously a Senior Vice President and the Immunology Therapeutic Area Head for Eli Lilly & Co., which he joined in 2015. Before his tenure at Lilly, Dr. Nirula held leadership roles at Amgen and Biogen Idec. Dr. Nirula received his undergraduate degree in molecular biology from UC Berkeley, followed by a medical degree from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Medicine, and a Ph.D. from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

“With the launch of the SAB, we are strengthening our commitment to advancing solutions in translational and clinical science across our portfolio,” stated Michael Howell, Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer and Head of Translational Medicine. “We welcome these esteemed advisors whose expertise will enhance our understanding of targeted pathways and their pivotal role in disease pathogenesis.”

Zura Bio is a clinical-stage, multi-asset immunology company developing novel dual-pathway antibodies for autoimmune and inflammatory diseases.

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