Fahar Merchant

President & Chief Executive Officer at Medicenna Therapeutics Corp.

Fahar Merchant

Fahar Merchant

President & Chief Executive Officer at Medicenna Therapeutics Corp.

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KS Avicenna, Inc.
Medicenna Therapeutics Corp.
Medicenna Therapeutics, Inc.

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Chief Development Officer at Medicenna Therapeutics Corp.

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Former President, Chief Executive Officer & Director at Alveda Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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Founder at Axcelon Biopolymers Corp.

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Partner, Houston & Austin at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

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Chief Financial Officer & Corporate Secretary at Medicenna Therapeutics Corp.

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President & Chief Executive Officer at A2 Capital Management, Inc.

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Co-Owner at Freestyle Holdings Corp.

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Former Director-Pharmaceutical Operations, American Home Products Division at American Cyanamid Co.

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Project Manager-Shell Scotford Heavy Oil at Shell Canada Ltd.

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President, Chief Executive Officer & Medical Director at The Angiogenesis Foundation

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Fahar Merchant
President & Chief Executive Officer at Medicenna Therapeutics Corp.
Education
Doctorate Degree
Class of 1986

The University of Western Ontario, which is commonly referred to among Canadian universities as Western, is a public research university located in London, Ontario, Canada. The university's main campus covers 455 hectares (1,120 acres) of land, with the Thames River running through the eastern portion. The university was founded on 7 March 1878 by Bishop Isaac Hellmuth of the Anglican Diocese of Huron as "The Western University of London Ontario." It incorporated Huron University College, which had been founded in 1863.

Undergraduate Degree
Class of 1981

Birmingham has been challenging and developing great minds for more than a century. Characterised by a tradition of innovation, research at the University has broken new ground, pushed forward the boundaries of knowledge and made an impact on people's lives. We continue this tradition today and have ambitions for a future that will embed our work and recognition of the Birmingham name on the international stage. Universities are never complete. They develop as new challenges and opportunities occur. At Birmingham we innovate, we push the frontiers of understanding; we ask new research questions, we turn theory through experiment into practice because that's what great universities do.

B.Sc Biochemistry
Class of 1980

Founded in 1895 and a University since 1966, Aston is a long established research-led University known for its world-class teaching quality and strong links to industry, government and commerce. Professor Dame Julia King became Vice-Chancellor of the University in 2006. Aston has been a leading university for graduate employment success for over 25 years. The University is currently ranked 8th overall for graduate employment putting even the likes of Oxford in the shade (2013 Sunday Times University Guide). The University is consistently ranked in the UK's top 40 universities confirming our place amongst the elite. Aston's four Schools offer a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes, and also work with the public and private sectors to develop tailored Foundation Degree programmes. Aston University is based in the centre of Birmingham, home to over 65,000 students and one of Europe's liveliest and most welcoming cities. Their friendly and safe 40 acre campus houses all the University's academic, social and accommodation facilities for their 9,500 students.

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Lions Capital invests in companies located in Canada. The firm targets companies operating in the fields of technology, life science and clean tech. They provide financing for early stage requirements.

Mentor
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BC Advantage Funds (VCC) Ltd invests invests in emerging life science, technology and clean companies located in British Columbia. Its portfolio includes investments in biotech and medical devices as well as information technology, manufacturing and clean technology companies.The firm makes investments in private and public companies. It invests in early stage transactions.

Career History
President & Chief Executive Officer
2015 - Current

Medicenna Therapeutics Corp. is a clinical stage immuno-oncology company which engages in development and commercialization of selective versions of IL-2, IL-4 and IL-13 Superkines and Empowered Cytokines for the treatment of cancers. The company was founded by Fahar Merchant and Rosemina Merchant on February 2, 2015 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer
2011 - Current

Medicenna Therapeutics, Inc. develops and commercializes therapeutics for the treatment of central nervous system and urological cancers. It also develops proprietary therapeutic cytokines called Superkines, Superkines is powerful immune-system modulators that have significant therapeutic potential for the treatment of many forms of cancer and selected other diseases. Superkines can be fused to tumor cell-killing payloads to form Medicenna's proprietary Empowered Cytokines (EC's). The firm's EC's are being developed for the targeted treatment of cancer and are potentially vastly superior alternatives to other targeted cancer therapies such as Antibody Drug Conjugates. The company was founded by Fahar Merchan and Rosemina Merchant in 2011 and is headquartered in Vancouver, CA.

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Medicenna Therapeutics Corp. raised money in a private placement transaction

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