Chief Medical Officer
Dr Burke has served as Chief Medical Officer at Sillajen Biotherapeutics, Inc. since April 2014 and, prior to this beginning in November 2010 as Vice President of Clinical Research at Jennerex, Inc.. Dr. Burke oversees global clinical development for Sillajen including design and oversight of clinical trials of gene and immunotherapy agents for hepatocellular carcinoma (now in Phase 3), renal cell carcinoma, colorectal cancer, and various other solid tumors. Dr. Burke has over 15 years of preclinical and clinical experience in the field of gene and immunotherapy including work with various oncolytic virus platforms, tumor vaccines, and other gene therapy related agents. Prior to SillaJen, he was Associate Director of Clinical Research at Cell Genesys and, thereafter, Director of Clinical Research at a regional cancer center. Dr. Burke received his MD degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine; he completed a general internal medicine residency at the University of California, San Diego followed by a Hematology-Oncology Fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Burke is Board Certified in both Hematology and Oncology.