The mission of EpicentRx is tumor remission.
Dr. COREY CARTER
President & CEO
LCDR (retired, USN) Corey A. Carter, M.D., a San Diego native and an ex-submariner, is President and CEO of EpicentRx as well as a practicing oncologist with three board certifications in Internal Medicine, Hematology and Oncology. Prior to joining EpicentRx, Dr. Carter served as a Senior Clinical Investigator at the NIH and Chief of Thoracic Oncology at Walter Reed. At Walter Reed, he was the Principal Investigator of over 100 clinical trials including the Phase 2 clinical trial QUADRUPLE THREAT where he was the first Investigator to administer RRx-001. Dr. Carter received his B.S. from University of Washington and his M.D. from Uniform Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland. With an expertise in cancer immunology and a “patient‐first” focus, his objective—and the reason he left a busy clinical practice for EpicentRx—is to bring about a paradigm shift in the way that all patients are treated so that both quantity and quality of life are preserved. As a veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom in Kandahar, Afghanistan, his credo is: leave no patient behind.
Dr. TONY REID
Chief Scientific Officer
Tony Reid, M.D. Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer, holds a PhD focused in Antiviral and Antitumor Activity from Stanford. Reid further pursued his MD at Stanford focusing on targeted viral vector for cancer therapy and histone deacetylase inhibitors. In addition to his role at EpicentRx, Reid continues his 13 years as a Professor of Medicine at the University of California San Diego Moores Cancer Center as a medical oncologist focused on early phase clinical research while simultaneously developing an adenoviral platform. Dr. Reid holds numerous national awards such as America’s Top Doctor (top 1%), 2008 to present, America’s Top Doctor for Cancer (top 1%), 2009 to present, and America’s Most Honored Professional (top 1%), 2016, 2017.
Dr. BRYAN ORONSKY
Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Oronsky serves as EpicentRx Chief Medical Officer and combines first hand clinical experience with 15 years of pharmaceutical development experience. Before joining EpicentRx, Dr. Oronsky worked as a Medical Officer at Intarcia Therapeutics. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed scientific articles, reviews and book chapters. He is also co-inventor of 10 issued patients and over 50 pending patents in the biomedical and device fields. Dr. Oronsky was educated at Princeton University, Catholic University in Belgium and University of Miami Medical School
Chief Financial Officer
As Chief Financial Officer, Mrs. Stirn leads our finance and accounting functions as well as oversees our human resources, facilities management and corporate IT services. Mrs. Stirn has 13 years of biopharmaceutical experience in negotiation and management of clinical trial budgets, vendor/clinical research organization contract management, and corporate operations. Prior to joining EpicentRx, Mrs. Stirn held leadership positions at the Moores UC San Diego Cancer Center focusing on finance, business, and operations. Mrs. Stirn graduated from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Science in Physiological Sciences and Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry. She went on to earn a MBA in Accounting from National University.
Director of Regulatory Affairs
Gina Varner serves as the Director of Regulatory Affairs for EpicentRx, Inc. where she fosters relationships with regulatory agencies, provides regulatory guidance to team members, and oversees general quality and compliance. Prior to joining the EpicentRx team, Ms. Varner held various positions in clinical trials administration and regulatory affairs at the UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center where she led projects to increase efficiency through the implementation of computerized systems. As a cancer survivor, Ms. Varner is passionate about finding new and creative ways to approach personalized drug development. Outside of work, she spends most of her time hiking and camping in the beautiful southern Californian mountains and deserts. Ms. Varner holds a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Point Loma Nazarene University and a Master’s in Public Health from San Diego State University.
Director of Operations & Corporate Development
As Director of Operations & Corporate Development for EpicentRx, Mr. Caroen is highly skilled in Clinical Program Development, Effective Conduct of Clinical Trials, Good Clinical Practices, and Life Science Business Strategies. He is responsible for clinical development of RRx-001 and additionally helps to drive business development by prioritizing opportunities, conducting diligence, and transacting business and collaboration opportunities. Mr. Caroen is a co-author on over 40 peer reviewed scientific publications and co-inventor on 3 pending patents.
Dr. CHRIS LARSON
Vice President of Viral Therapy
After completing medical school at UT Southwestern and a research-track hematology/onocology fellowship at UC San Diego, Dr. Larson developed techniques to expand the versatility of the oncolytic viral platform and spearheaded the personalized virus manufacturing program.
Sarah Hibbard has served as our General Counsel since May 2018. In her role, she oversees all legal matters, including contracts, intellectual property, and corporate governance. From 2012 until 2018, Ms. Hibbard served in-house at Encore Capital Group., where she handled Litigation and Government Affairs.