About us

Our name Enara Bio™ is derived from an Arabic word meaning illumination, enlightenment and bringing light into the darkness.

We are exploring the hidden depths of cancer and T-cell biology to discover and characterize unconventional immunotherapy targets, such as MR1-presented ligands and Dark Antigens™, which arise from the altered cellular processes in cancer cells.

Enara Bio is backed by leading life science investors, including RA Capital, Samsara Biocapital and SV Health Investors. We collaborate with a number of world class academic institutions including the Francis Crick Institute, Cardiff University, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and the University of Oxford, to help drive our differentiated science.

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The Team

Andrew Fadden
Vice President, Corporate Development
Kevin Pojasek
President and Chief Executive Officer
David Watson
Chief Operating Officer
Sophie Papa
Chief Medical Officer
Erik Rutjens
Vice President, Cell Therapy Operations
Joseph Dukes
Vice President, Head of Research
Lucy Gallacher (Research Associate), Daniella Colbourne (Technician), Tatiana Lobry (Scientist), Nathifa Moyo (Senior Scientist), Angharad Lloyd (Associate Director, Immunology),
David Watson (Chief Operating Officer), Andrew Fadden (Vice President, Corporate Development), Kevin Pojasek (President and Chief Executive Officer), Joe Dukes (Vice President, Head of Research), Sophie Papa (Chief Medical Officer), Erik Rutjens (Vice President, Cell Therapy Operations)
Charlotte Howard (Associate Director, Corporate and Executive Administration)
Colin Moore (Senior Scientist), Charlotte Chapman (Senior Scientist), Mengqiu Li (Senior Scientist)
Kate Fynes (Cell Process Development Lead, Principal Scientist), Assa Oumie (Principal Scientist), Selsabil Dhaouadi (Scientist)
Jo Senra (Associate Director, Preclinical Validation), Veronica Freire-Beneitez (Senior Scientist), Vicki Jefferson (Scientist)
Rachel Abbott (Head of TCR Pipeline and Dark Antigen Research)
Emily Lam (Senior Scientist), Duncan Howie (Director of Immunology), Suzanne Cole (Principal Scientist),
Luke Williams (Senior Director, Biology)
Beth Turner (Head of Product and Pipeline Project Management), Simon Jarvis (IT Director), Kate Nicholson (Head of Business Operations), Jonathon Dines (Finance Director), Ray Duffy (Associate Director, Facilities and EHS)
Ron Wolchinsky (Associate Director, Molecular Immunology), Giulia Masi (Principal Scientist)
Adam Taylor (Senior Director, Business Insights and Strategy), Andrew Fadden (Vice President, Corporate Development), Jonathan Porter (Director, Intellectual Property), Hayden Selvadurai (Director, Corporate Development)
Stephane Lameynardie (Director, Cell Therapy Operations and Supply Chain)
Duncan Howie (Director, Immunology)
Rayner Queiroz (Senior Scientist), Fabio Marino (Associate Director, Immunopeptidomics), Rose Gathungu (Principal Scientist)
Jon Silk (Director, MR1 Research), Duncan Howie (Director, Immunology), Joe Dukes (Vice President, Head of Research), Rachel Abbott (Head of TCR Pipeline and Dark Antigen Research), Luke Williams (Senior Director, Biology),
Sophie Papa (Chief Medical Officer), Joseph Dukes (Vice President, Head of Research)
Jon Silk (Director, MR1 Research)
Eleanor Denham (Scientist), Phyllis Tea (Research Associate)
Ron Wolchinsky (Associate Director, Molecular Immunology)
Prathiba Kurupati (Senior Scientist), Jo Senra (Associate Director, Preclinical Validation), Veronica Freire-Beneitez (Senior Scientist), Vicki Jefferson (Scientist), Emily Tye (Research Associate)
Adam Taylor (Senior Director, Business Insights and Strategy), Andrew Fadden (Vice President, Corporate Development)
Stephane Lameynardie (Director, Cell Therapy Operations and Supply Chain), Erik Rutjens (Vice President, Cell Therapy Operations)
Emily Lam (Senior Scientist), Suzanne Cole (Principal Scientist), Phyllis Tea (Research Associate), Terri Cornforth (Principal Scientist), Eleanor Denham (Scientist), Duncan Howie (Director of Immunology)

Board of Directors

Scientific Advisory Board

Sophie Papa

Chief Medical Officer

Sophie joined Enara Bio in February 2022 from King’s College London (KCL) and Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust (GSTFT) where she was a Clinical Reader in Immuno-oncology and Consultant Medical Oncologist, with over 17 years’ experience.

As a medical oncologist, Sophie has extensive clinical trial experience as a principal investigator in the GSTFT early phase trials team, with a particular focus on the design and delivery of first-in-human studies of T-cell therapies for solid tumors.

Sophie completed her medical training at the University of Oxford and Imperial College London and went on to complete a PhD in solid tumor CAR T-cell cancer immunotherapy at King’s College London.