Dr. Papkoff joined Evelo as Senior Vice President, Research from the J&J California Innovation Center, where she was one of the founding members and served as Vice President of Immunology. She has held leadership roles in several biotech and pharma companies, including Aventis Pharma, diaDexus Corporation and Megabios Corporation, and was a consulting professor of cancer biology at Stanford University for 10 years. Dr. Papkoff received a B.A. in Biology from the University of California, Santa Cruz and Ph.D. in Biology from the University of California, San Diego at the Salk Institute. She completed postdoctoral research at Stanford University and at the University of California, San Francisco.